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Patient Partner Compensation: An Update

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You may remember that starting in December 2018 and through January 2019, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council conducted a provincial engagement with us to gather the members’ views on patient partner compensation. We’re excited to announce that there was terrific participation from patient and health care partners across the province and we are happy to share some of the high-level initial results!

The first phase of the engagement was an electronic survey sent to our patient and health care partners in December. Following the survey, the second phase enabled participants to give feedback through interviews, focus groups and provincial webinars.

During the interviews, focus groups and webinars, participants also shared other important topics and areas for growth within PVN. We wanted to ensure that the ideas were captured and shared with the wider network, so we have compiled the ideas into the following themes:

These themes and the individual ideas and concerns that were shared are important to us and will be brought to the Council’s Patient & Public Engagement Team, as well as to our Oversight & Advisory Committee, for further discussion on moving them forward.

We wish to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the patient partner compensation engagement! As you can imagine, there was a lot of data collected and we’re busy drafting the report. Stay tuned, as it will be shared with you as soon as possible!

From Our Community

Laura Parmar

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!