Reports

The Health Care Leaders’ Planning Retreat
January 27, 28, 29, 2019
This report entails a brief overview of the process and a summary of the strategic actions and commitments that were shared. Videos collected during the gathering have been produced and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzlI0dvViPsXhEmOSEk44-PximyO2tOFt
One of the most important outcomes of this gathering is the demonstrated capacity to meet and plan together across organizational mandates. The Health Care Leaders’ Planning Retreat showed that bringing health care partners together is valuable to participants, and essential for mobilizing our collective capacities and resources to further develop a health care system that is patient-centered, culturally safe and equitably geared to positive health outcomes – regardless of where one lives.
A provincial planning team was formed under the leadership of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC, which included: Dr. Ray Markham (RCCBC), Dr. Alan Ruddiman (GPSC), Dr. Granger Avery (Doctors of BC), Meghan Hunt (First Nations Health Authority), Paula Carr (Doctors of BC), Ed Staples (BC Rural Health Network), Kim Williams (RCCBC), Anne Lesack (RCCBC) and Scott Graham (SPARC BC).
Click on the provided link to access the report: https://rccbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Provincial-Partners-Retreat-Final-Report.pdf

Report on the Policy Discussion between the BC Rural Health Network and the BC Ministry of Health – June 21, 2018
The BC Rural Health Network would like to thank the BC Ministry of Health for providing the opportunity to participate in the policy discussion on Community Health Centres.
pdf BCRHN Report to the MoH on CHC policy development – final

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/conducting-health-research/putting-our-minds-together-research-and-knowledge-management-strategy.pdf
This document serves as the response to the Ombudsperson’s recommendation 35 of Misfire: The 2012 Ministry of Health Employment Terminations and Related Matters:

By December 31, 2017, to the extent that such gaps are found to exist as a result of the review under the preceding recommendation, the Ministry of Health publicly release a plan, with a reasonable timeline and transparent objectives and deliverables, to address the gaps.

It provides a plan, with timelines and milestones, to address each gap. It goes further and takes the opportunity to set a new approach for strengthening the culture and infrastructure for research use and knowledge management Ministry-wide. And, it signals the Ministry’s commitment to work with the research community, including the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, as well as other stakeholders,
to co-develop solutions for the health system’s toughest challenges. 

https://bcrhn.ca/2018/04/25/report-on-the-health-sciences-association-conference-april-2018/
Vancouver Hyatt Regency April 13, 2018
Achieving High-Performing Primary and Community Care: the Critical Role of Health Science Professions (Summary)
Edward Staples
President of SOHC (Support Our Health Care) and
BC Rural Health Network Lead.

May 31  – June 1, 2018
https://bcrhn.ca/2018/06/01/rural-health-services-research-conference-in-nelson/

https://www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca/osa-reports/british-columbia-residential-care-facilities-quick-facts-directory-2018/

On June 21, the BC Rural Health Network and the BC Ministry of Health held a policy discussion on Community Health Centres.
Edward Staples – President of SOHC (Support Our Health Care)  wrote the following report.
pdf BCRHN Report to the MoH on CHC policy development – final

https://www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca/osa-reports/residential-care-survey/

http://med-fom-crhr.sites.olt.ubc.ca/…/RER-Scoping-Review-F…

Physician retention and recruitment outside urban British Columbia (Thommasen 2000)

Delivery models of rural surgical services in BC (1996-2005) – are general practitioner-surgeons still part of the picture (Humber and Frecker 2008)

Workforce retention in rural and remote Australia – determining factors that influence length of practice (Humphreys et al 2002)

https://www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca/osa-reports/british-columbia-residential-care-facilities-quick-facts-directory-2018

http://med-fom-crhr.sites.olt.ubc.ca/…/RER-Scoping-Review-F…

Delivery models of rural surgical services in BC (1996-2005) – are general practitioner-surgeons still part of the picture (Humber and Frecker 2008)

Workforce retention in rural and remote Australia – determining factors that influence length of practice (Humphreys et al 2002)

https://www.seniorsadvocatebc.ca/osa-reports/british-columbia-residential-care-facilities-quick-facts-directory-2018