In a recent survey, we asked BC Family Doctors members to help us reimagine the future of work for family doctors and the future of primary care for British Columbians. 20% of you shared your perspective on how we can improve the working lives of family doctors. We are grateful for your thought-provoking responses to our survey.
As family physicians, you are the core of our primary care system. You are foundational to ensuring that BC citizens have effective and responsive health care. And you told us in no uncertain terms that for this to be our shared reality, you need change.
You told us your biggest concerns and priorities are for us to:
- Modernize and Create Equity in Physician Compensation
- Reduce Administrative Burdens
- Expand Business and Practice Supports
- Improve Physician Health and Wellbeing
- Increase Family Physician Respect and Representation
- Build the Future of Primary Care
As we analyzed your survey responses, we were gratified to find that we have already been pursuing the priorities you care about. Your responses have enabled us to better articulate the issues you’re experiencing and propose solid action steps to solve them.
While the challenges are multifaceted, we are ready to take action—to improve patient care, enhance your wellbeing and work-life balance, and ensure a sustainable health care system for BC. Addressing these priorities will require collective action, encompassing family doctors, consultant specialists, health authorities, and government bodies. By working together and advocating strongly for family physicians, we can forge a stronger, more effective, and patient-focused primary care system.