Almost 900,00 British Columbians do not have a family doctor. And that number is growing every day.
Family doctors are retiring, closing their practices, or reducing their hours. Newer doctors are not replacing those who leave. Practicing family doctors cannot provide the care that British Columbians need and deserve.
Speak Out for Family Medicine! Use our messaging toolkit to help you discuss the crisis in family medicine concerns and solutions for the future.
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper using our tool below.
We encourage you to edit the wording of the letter below to increase the chances of it being published. Please add your own information as appropriate.
- Introduce yourself, including the community/town that you work in, the number of years that you have been practicing, etc.
- Share your stories and your worries for your patients.
- Let people know what it’s like to be a family doctor in BC.
- Be as descriptive and personal as you feel comfortable.