Practice Support Program (PSP) to be centralized at Doctors of BC

Nov 15, 2021

Latest update: May 31, 2022

Recruiting coaches at Doctors of BC for the GPSC Practice Support Program (PSP) is now underway with positions slated to be filled by early fall 2022. For more information read: “Update: Practice Support Program.”

Delivery of PSP services will be moving from the regional health authorities to a centralized program at Doctors of BC where all staff will be employed together on one team. The change is expected to take place in 2022.

The General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) made the decision following an extensive consultation with staff, physicians and stakeholders. Centralizing program management emerged as one of the review’s key recommendations. It will allow the PSP to more nimbly respond to both the evolving needs of family doctors and the responsibilities related to supporting the transformation of primary care in alignment with GPSC strategic priorities. Doctors of BC is committed to ensuring service continuity for members.

Health authority PSP staff have been notified of the change. Doctors of BC and members of the GPSC value the work of PSP staff in supporting BC’s physicians. Doctors of BC is working with them to ensure a smooth transition. Staff are also working to ensure services continue to be delivered during the period of transition over the next year.