As part of the Physician Master Agreement, we have a first of its kind in Canada initiative that supports engagement between physicians working in a facility and who are members of the medical staff, and Health Authorities (HA). The aim of the initiative is to improve the working environment and ultimately patient care.
Each Health Authority CEO has committed through a Memorandum of Understanding to support greater engagement and collaboration with doctors.
Funds may be distributed to facility-based physicians through local Physician Societies (created from Medical Staff Associations) for the purpose of improving physician involvement in addressing matters affecting patient care and their work environment.
The Specialists Services Committee has the responsibility of overseeing this initiative and distributing funds to Physician Societies.
The initiative is actively growing, with new sites being approved regularly across the province. Three sites are incorporated – Prince George, Lions Gate and Richmond Hospitals. There are 77 sites now involved in various stages of development. We are aiming to have at least 50 of those approved for full funding by early 2017.
Facility Engagement Liasions (FELs) have been hired to work directly with facilities and facility-based physicians. FELs will help in developing effective engagement processes and lines of communication with physicians, and between physicians and health authorities. The Facility Engagement team is actively meeting with facility-based physicians and health authorities to roll out this initiative. Your Facility Engagement Team
This is an evolving process and information is updated when needed. Please see Overview for more information. If you have any questions or are interested in further information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org