Office closed on Wednesday, August 15
The College is closed at 12 p.m. today and will resume business at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.
Scientific American Pain Management now available
A new ebook on pain principles and treatment, Scientific American Pain Management, is now available from the College library. Published in partnership with the American Association of Interventional Pain Physicians, it is a comprehensive text covering a wide range of pain topics; chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, headaches, and opioid sparing analgesics in chronic pain, among others.
Registrants who wish to access a copy may click on STAT!Ref and enter their CPSID and password. The ebook is listed under Titles on the left side of the STAT!Ref web page. Registrants must be sure to click on the Logout button once they are finished reading the ebook, as the library has a single use copy only.
Revised Referral-Consultation Process Guideline Published
Following an extensive revision process, involving multiple rounds of consultation, the Referral-Consultation Process guideline has now been published to the College website. This guideline replaces the previous guideline entitled Expectations of the Relationship between the Primary Care/Consulting Physician and Consultant Physician. View the revised guideline here.
Now online: College Connector Volume 6 | No. 4
July/August issue now available. Read it here
Notification of consultation: Referral-Consultation Process
The recently revised Referral-Consultation Process guideline is now being shared for consultation. The College thanks all participants for their ongoing contribution throughout this comprehensive revision process.
To view a short video outlining the revision process for this guideline, click here.
Members of the public can participate by visiting the Consultation page.
The consultation will close on August 3, 2018.
National Guideline Clearinghouse no longer available
The National Guideline Clearinghouse guideline database will no longer be available after July 16, 2018. Links to Canadian and British guideline sources may still be found on the Practice Guidelines page, and American guidelines may still be sourced through the Medline database. Registrants who require assistance finding practice guidelines may ask the College library to either conduct a search on particular topic, or provide online search instructions.
New Walk-in Clinic Patient Resource
A new resource outlining what patients can expect when visiting a walk-in clinic in BC has been published. To view this new resource, click here, or visit to the For the Public section of the College website.
Now online: College 2017/18 Annual Report
The College is pleased to announce that the 2017/18 Annual Report, audited financial statements and committee chair reports have been published on the College website. In addition to reporting on outcomes from the College’s core regulatory functions, including registration and complaints, the Annual Report describes the work done over the past fiscal year to develop a forward-thinking three-year strategic plan founded on a new mission statement—Serving the public by regulating physicians and surgeons—which more clearly defines the College’s unchanging purpose. And it illustrates the importance of collaboration with health partners to ensure BC patients receive care from qualified, competent physicians.
The reports are available here. An abbreviated web version of the 2017/18 Annual Report has also been published. Tell us what you think about this year's Annual Report by completing a brief survey here.
Audio Digest website address change
The website address to access Audio Digest lectures has changed to https://legacy.audio-digest.org. All links on the College library web page have been updated accordingly; however, users are advised to update their bookmarks on their browsers to reflect this change.
Audio Digest is a current awareness tool providing downloadable mp3 format lectures on trending or perennial medical topics. The College library subscribes to the family practice and internal medicine series, as well as the series for anesthesiology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, and psychiatry.
Scheduled update of College website
The College website will be undergoing a scheduled update on Friday, June 15 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, June 16 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. During this time, registrants will not be able to make updates to their CPSID profile. Licence application and renewal forms will be offline. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.