December 20, 2017

The first phase of implementing primary care networks is to increase the number of British Columbians who have access to quality primary care and are attached to a primary care provider.

CSCs are encouraged to start to plan how to establish and support –through team-based care– formal linkages between doctors and primary and specialized health authority services.

Communities will be provided funding for change management in order to develop their service plans to implement primary care networks. CSCs can indicate their level of readiness and interest to the GPSC as soon as they are ready. The PCN expression of interest process is ongoing over the next 12 to 18 months. 

Click here for details about the implementation of the integrated system of primary and community care (in the CSC guidance document).