In seven years, the Divisions of Family Practice initiative has become a cornerstone of BC’s primary health care system. In a field as large and complex as health care, the speed and growth of change that has been achieved through divisions is revolutionary.
The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice is a community-based non-profit group that bring family doctors together and provide the infrastructure to support them in addressing common needs and health care priorities in the region.
Editor Jeff Sawyer provides an update of the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice here in The Daily Dose.
With over 90% of family physicians in the province engaged in a division of family practice, this movement is shifting the culture of primary health care in British Columbia and supporting the next generation of family doctors to enter the health care system in an exciting environment of collaborative change.
Together, members work to improve patient access to local primary care, increase local physicians’ influence on health care delivery and policy, and provide professional support for physicians.
And now, the physicians and nurse practitioners of Kootenay Boundary communities find themselves in the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19, and they are working flat out to be there for their patients and their families.