The inaugural Spreading Quality Improvement (SQI) Congress, held in June 2022 in Victoria BC, brought together physicians and healthcare leaders from across the province to learn, collaborate and explore topics related to scaling quality improvement in healthcare.
For Dr John Galbraith, trying to improve the status quo is part of the allure of medicine. That’s why the retiring Victoria-based specialist in infectious diseases, internal medicine, and medical microbiology has pursued quality improvement projects throughout his career.
Equity, innovation, and teamwork were among the many themes that emerged at Vancouver Coastal Health's Physician-Led Quality Improvement (PLQI) Cohort 5 graduation event.
The Ministry of Health’s Health PPE Portal provides personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical supplies to family doctors
Business Pathways is a new program of Doctors of BC dedicated to helping our members navigate the o
Sponsorship available to all BC physicians: Online Course on Finding and Creating Joy in Work by IHI
All active physicians in BC are invited and sponsored to participate in the next cohort of Finding and Cre
PQI celebrates five years of fostering continuous learning within the physician community in Vancouver Coastal & Providence Health
Graduates and alumni from the Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) program in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence
Surgical patients at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) are experiencing improved health even before their elective procedures because of proactive care from a team of doctors and healt
Community-based specialists with no active hospital privileges now have free access to UpToDate, a subscription-based online clinical decision support resource that provides physicians with clear c
This November marks the 15th year since the formation of the Specialist Services Committee (SSC). To mark the anniversary, SSC invited past co-chairs to their November meeting to reflect on their time at SSC and share advice for the Committee going forward.
Surgical outcomes can vary significantly based on many factors, but often the most telling factor is the patient’s readiness for surgery.
Dr Tommy Gerschman considers leadership to be an integral part of his life. Working as a pediatric rheumatologist out of North Vancouver he has been forging his own leadership path since he graduated from UBC. He sat on several Doctors of BC committees on health policy and was a member of its board from 2016-19, followed by serving as the Specialists of BC President until 2020. Through the years, Dr Gerschman’s voice has grown into being one of the leading advocates for BC’s community-based specialists (CBS): those specialists who choose to establish their own clinics and not pursue hospital or health authority privileges.
In the last couple of years, SSC has been learning about the unique concerns of community-based specialists to help identify ways to better support their work.
Specialists and family physicians alike have long advocated for a more timely referral process for patients waiting to access speciality consult and care.