October 24, 2016

To strengthen the interface between divisions and the GPSC, the committee welcomes a group of family doctors to represent the division voice from the five regions across BC.

  • Fraser Health: Dr Ursula Luitingh & Dr Jeff Dresselhuis
  • Interior: Dr Cecile Andreas &  Dr Lee MacKay
  • Northern: Dr Karin Blouw
  • Vancouver Coastal: Dr Jel Coward &  Dr Rachila Aucone
  • Vancouver Island: Dr Steve Goodchild & Dr Adam Thompson

These representatives were put forward by interdivisional strategic councils based on three criteria:

  • The representative represents the division voice provincially, as opposed to particular communities.
  • Each representative attend GPSC meetings for four months.
  • The representative must attend both days of the GPSC meeting per month.

Each representative will sit on the GPSC for about four meetings, often alternating between the two regional representatives, within eight months. This model aims to ensure continuity and to provide a long-term schedule for the selected representatives.  As the GPSC is committed to a PDSA cycle, the committee will evaluate the process and model at the eight month period.

The GPSC looks forward to working with the physician representatives and with divisions.