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Committee Member, Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement Surgical Group

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners from across the province

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Are you interested in improving surgical care in BC? The Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC are developing an initiative to measure physician quality improvement and would like to collaborate with you on the selection of surgical care indicators.

Open to: Patient partners from across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Secretariat for the Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement (MSPQI)


The Surgical Care Quality Measures Group, made up of physicians, government, health authorities, and patient representatives will work together to select and recommend quality measures. Physicians will use the measurement system to support improvement opportunities, monitor their progress and provide system level data for informing planning and policy.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


  • Preference is for patient partners who have experience as a surgical patient however those with lived experience as a caregiver of a family member who has undergone surgical procedure(s) may be considered.
  • Previous experience participating in committees and working groups with physicians or administrators
  • Comfortable with public speaking and providing feedback to the committee
  • Some familiarity with any of the following: research, evaluation, performance measurement, quality improvement, quality measurement, especially in a health setting is an asset
  • Willingness to learn
Please be advised that you may be invited to participate in a brief interview to discuss your experience and interest in this engagement opportunity. If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


Vacancies: 1 Commitment: The committee will run approximately 4-6 months and will begin in mid- to late October. Location: Meetings will occur monthly via WebEx or teleconference. There is a possibility that some meetings will be held in-person in Vancouver.


Patient partners will be compensated for travel expenses. Refreshments and snacks will be provided at in-person meetings.


The Government of BC, Doctors of BC and BC health authorities partnered in 2017 to develop a province-wide measurement system for physician quality improvement. This measurement system will make data accessible to physicians to support improvement opportunities, self-monitor progress and provide system level data for informing planning and policy, ultimately benefiting patients and the health system. The Surgical Care Quality Measures Group, made up of physicians, government, health authority, and patient representatives will work together to select and recommend quality measures to contribute to the measurement system. The role of the patient partner will include the following:
  • Attend Quality Measures Groups meetings and participate actively
  • Review meeting materials in advance of meeting
  • Be willing to share experiences in the health system
  • Participate in the selection of physician quality measures to produce a recommended set of indicators
Once the committee has finalized the set of surgical indicators, the patient partner will receive a progress summary. The patient partner will also receive a letter recognizing their contributions as a participant. If any public events relating to the project are organized, patient partners will be invited to participate. Review the Terms of Reference for the  Surgical Care Quality Measures Group.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Provincial

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind