August 23, 2021

The Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement (MSPQI) Primary Care Measure Working Group is looking to fill a vacancy for one of the four family doctor members of their group. The GPSC is looking for expressions of interest from family doctors currently active in longitudinal community practice to fill this vacancy. It is very important that there is robust, relevant clinical leadership for this work. The group is made up of representatives from the Ministry of Health, Doctors of BC, and health authorities.

The aim of the MSPQI is to develop a system which provides measures that are useful for assessing overall quality and value of physician services and informing system improvement; and relevant and easily accessible for physicians to use for improving quality of care to their own patients.

This group has been working since 2018 to identify an initial set of five to 10 quality measures for primary care and to develop strategies to encourage physician engagement and participation in this system. The work is now moving into the next phase, where these measures will be tested and evaluated in clinical practice.

Interested physicians should have a strong background, interest and experience in quality improvement (QI), be available for up to two to four hours per month, and be comfortable with engaging with and presenting to physician peers and health system partners. Sessional time will be reimbursed through the GPSC.

Interested physicians should submit an expression of interest to gpsc@doctorsofbc.ca by Tuesday, September 7, containing their CV, an outline of their relevant background and experience in QI, and details of their interest in being part of this work. A selection committee consisting of GPSC and MSPQI representatives will be reviewing submissions and interviewing applicants. Successful candidates will be contacted by mid-September.

For more information, please contact gpsc@doctorsofbc.ca.