December 19, 2017

As the opioid crisis continues in BC, it’s projected that there will be more than 1,500 overdose deaths by December 31, 2017.

Through the GPSC, family doctors can access incentives fees and provincial resources to support opioid prescribing and pain management, and the care of patients with addiction challenges, including opioid use disorder. A summary of GPSC incentives demonstrates how doctors can apply these specific fees. 

Also, the following is a list of additional provincial resources currently in place:

  • BC Patient Safety and Quality Council
    The BCPSQC held journey mapping sessions in 2017 to help explore the current state of treatment options and support for people with substance use concerns in primary care settings. The BCPSQC site includes the final journey maps, as well as a report outlining major themes and change ideas that emerged through the process.
  • Cohort Analysis Webinar Series
  • BCCDC’s Overdose Rounds is an opportunity to more widely shared analytic findings from the Provincial Overdose Cohort, highlight regional public health efforts, and explore relevant work going on in jurisdictions outside BC.
  • FP notebook
    A rapid access, point-of care medical reference for primary care and emergency clinicians.

The GPSC continues to work with provincial partners to improve care for patients with opioid use and disorder and/or at the risk of overdose. For more information, contact gpsc@doctorsofbc.ca.