The Health Care Leaders’ Planning Retreat was an important moment in the history of health care design and delivery in British Columbia. 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). The planning retreat incorporated an Appreciative Inquiry approach that supports organizations grow towards what they want to be by emphasizing their inherent capacity to enrich and enhance the quality of life of people and communities they serve.
Click on the provided link to access the report: https://rccbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Provincial-Partners-Retreat-Final-Report.pdf
This document serves as the response to the Ombudsperson’s recommendation 35 of Mis re: e 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. Further information on the Ministry’s response to the Ombudsperson’s preceding Recommendation 34 is included in Appendix 1.
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