Physician Practice Enhancement Program (PPEP)

The PPEP is a collegial program that provides feedback on registrants’ clinical practice and guidance on opportunities to improve.

To ensure safe, competent, and ethical care for patients, all BC registrants who provide community-based care in private offices or multi-registrant clinics, or who work as locums, will participate in assessments of the PPEP at some point in their career.

Why participation is required

In BC, an assessment of a registrant's professional performance is mandated under the authority of the Health Professions Act, and section 9-1 of the Bylaws made under the Act. 

Community-based physicians and podiatric surgeons may be required to participate in an assessment or multiple assessments.

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Multi-source feedback, prescribing profile review, chart review, peer interview
Professional development activities, self-reflection
Infection prevention and control, reprocessing reusable critical and semi-critical medical devices

Guided by a committee

The PPEP is guided by a panel of the Quality Assurance Committee, which is a statutory committee that reports to the Board.

The Quality Assurance Committee performs the following functions as set out in section 1-19 of the Bylaws under the Act:

  • Reviews and promotes high standards of practice
  • Assesses professional performance
  • Recommends mandatory continuing education to the Board

Learn more about the committee and panel

Aligns with the College's strategic pillars

The PPEP aligns with the College’s strategic plan and prioritizes strategic pillars:

  • continuous quality improvement
  • cultural safety and humility
  • engagement and regulatory innovation

Learn more about the College strategic plan