May 2020: Chapter News
British Columbia College of Family Physicians
Revised public campaign highlights safe and ongoing access to family physicians
Following a short suspension in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our My Family Doctor Cares
public campaign relaunched in mid-April with a new focus on the importance of patients continuing to access care from their family physician—whether through phone call, video call, or in person where safe and necessary. Put simply, “your doctor is in.”
The campaign continues to promote the value of comprehensive, longitudinal care provided by a family physician. We are letting British Columbians know that, whether they have a new health care issue, a chronic condition, or a need for mental health support, it is more important than ever that they maintain their health through ongoing care from the person who knows them best: their family physician.
Our campaign lets the public know that family physicians have rapidly adapted their practices to create safe options for virtual or in-person visits. The My Family Doctor Cares website
informs patients of their options and lets them know what to expect from their appointment. The website also connects patients with trusted and updated sources of COVID-19 information.
Quebec College of Family Physicians
Levels of care explained
Dr. Geneviève Bois and Dr. René Wittmer have produced an outreach tool
that explains the levels of care so that people can understand what is involved. The tool discusses the situation in the context of COVID-19.
A local team published in the British Medical Journal
Dr. Antoine Boivin and his team tell the story of our Quebec community ecosystem as the health crisis brought on by COVID-19 pushes it to transform itself: COVID-19: A pivotal moment in community care
You have until May 31, 2020, to transfer your Mainpro+® credits!
Due to the health emergency related to COVID-19, the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) has extended
the transfer deadlines for physicians. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
Annual Meeting of Members
Due to the current health crisis, the CQMF’s Annual Meeting of Members, which was scheduled for June 12th, will be postponed to the fall of 2020. The new date will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed.
Important: The CQMF 2020 Day is postponed until spring/summer 2021
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, which was scheduled for June 12th, has been postponed in its entirety until spring/summer 2021. Follow us on Facebook
for details to come.