Across the province, CSCs are exploring opportunities to establish and support primary care networks, building on other successful local initiatives. Currently, 11 communities are engaged in planning services for local PCNs. The first wave of communities, soon to move into implementing their plans, are:
- Comox Valley
- Prince George
- South Okanagan Similkameen.
The next wave of communities are:
- Fraser Northwest
- Kootenay Boundary
- Pacific Northwest (Smithers);
- Ridge Meadows
- South Island
In the coming months, other CSCs will submit Expressions of Interest to begin work on PCNs in their communities. GPs are encouraged to contact their local division to participate in planning and designing services for patients in their community.
More information, including the EOI and Service Plan templates, is available by emailing the GPSC.