Practice Support Program

The Practice Support Program (PSP) is a quality improvement-focused initiative that provides a suite of evidence-based educational services and in-practice supports to improve patient care and doctor experience. As an initiative of the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), PSP supports doctors to work towards an integrated system of care via the patient medical home and primary care home model.

Working with local divisions of family practice and Regional Support Teams (RSTs), PSP offers its practice support services to family practices through flexible learning and support options. PSP’s tools and methodologies are standardized and align with provincial and/or national guidelines. Further information about PSP’s services, which include in-practice supports, learning modules, small group learning sessions, and GPSC’s leadership and development program - all aiming to support the GPSC’s future direction of primary care - are listed below. 

Learning Modules

Learning modules are physician-led group training sessions offered in communities throughout BC.

Small Group Learning Sessions

Small group learning sessions are groups of doctors who meet to discuss, discover, and share learnings about locally and clinically relevant quality improvement work.

Practice Support Network

The practice support network assists in the development of and leads the delivery of clinical modules to cohorts of peers as well as supports EMR optimization.

Learn more

Small-group learning sessions: A resource for practice improvement (2015)

• Your EMR: Why Achieve Meaningful Use Level 3(2014)

End-of-life module enables physicians to better support patients (2013)

New module on child and youth mental health launches across BC (2012)

• Tips for using mental health module tools and resources (2012)

Advance care planning (2012)

• New COPD module already showing results (2011)

Vancouver psychiatrists incorporate group medical visits into patient care (2011)

Developments this autumn (2010)

Innovative group medical visits benefit both dementia patients and their caregivers (2010) 

• GP learning session focuses on improving care for adolescent depression (2010)

Improved mental health care with FPs and patients as partners (2009)

Specialized training and support in mental health (2009)

• New mental health practice support program module to launch (2009) 

• PSP implementation the focus of mid-term review (2008)

• PSP module helps GPs support patient self-management  (2008)

• Group medical visits: Enhancing chronic illness care (2008)

Chronic disease management module supports GPs to deliver better care (2008)

• Community-based mental health initiative: Patients and GPs to benefit (2008)

Advanced access key to better patient care, less stress for GPs and MOAs (2007)

Practice support update from the GPSC (2007)