- helping people who want a family doctor get one; and
- supporting the relationship between patients and family doctors.
Over time, the supports provided by A GP for Me will:
- make it easier for doctors to provide and coordinate care for their patients efficiently – so they will be able to accept more patients into their practices; and
- enable physicians to develop plans at a community level to improve local primary care capacity, including a mechanism for finding doctors locally for patients who are looking for one.
Dr. Tom Rimmer, chair of the Cowichan Valley Division, speaks to CBC Radio On the Island about the A GP for Me initiative. Listen to the complete interview.»
Vancouver Sun - February 23, 2013 Patients will be able to talk to their family doctor by phone as part of a new program designed to tackle the backlog of 176,000 British Columbians looking for a...»
CBC Vancouver - February 22, 2013»
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