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Focused Conversation: Primary Care Network Engagement Plan – Fraser Health, Langley

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

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Volunteer Opportunity
The best plans involve everyone’s best and brightest ideas. If you live in Langley and want to be a part of a new approach to patient partner input, we want to hear from you!

Please email Jami Brown at jbrown@bcpsqc.ca if you are interested.

Lead Organization/Department
Fraser Health – Langley

Aim
• To design a patient, family and caregiver engagement plan about a potential Primary Care Network in Langley that is
Responsive to the priority areas that are best matched with patient care impacts
Clear on what level of influence there is over activities and decisions, and
Focused input options in formats that best match the diversity of the population in Langley.
• Patient partners will share ideas and lived experiences, through a series of structured questions, which informs the most effective, meaningful way for input throughout the duration of the project.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

 Eligibility
Open to volunteers from Langley who have:
• Experience with primary health care.
• Ideas about where, when and how to gather patient, family and caregiver input on Primary Care Network planning that best support their priorities.

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 5
• Date/Time: Friday – May 13th Noon PST (if you are interested and this date/time doesn’t work, please email jbrown@bcpsqc.ca as options may be available)
• Commitment: One hour, with some time to review questions prior to the event
• Location: Zoom online event

Reimbursement
There are no out-of-pocket expenses expected for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Jami Brown- jbrown@bcpsqc.ca to see if support options are available.

Background
Primary Care includes services you receive for your basic, everyday health needs. This may include a visit to your primary care provider, a visit to the pharmacist, or an appointment with a counsellor.

A Primary Care Network is a group that works together to ensure primary health care services are available to residents in our communities and that these services are working together. This group includes family doctors (through the Divisions of Family Practice), First Nations, the First Nations Health Authority, community organizations, Fraser Health, other health professionals, and members of the public. The goals of a Primary Care Network are to make sure the public has access to the services they need, when they need it, by the right provider, in their community. Ways the primary care network can reach their goals are to help the public find a family doctor, connect family doctors with services and health care professionals in the community, increase access to health care services that the community needs, and to make sure that all health care providers within the PCN can easily communicate with each other.

The current state of development of a Primary Care Network in Langley is at the planning stage for an expression of interest (EOI) to the BC Ministry of Health. Once the EOI is reviewed and approved, the team will be provided funding and other support to develop a Service Plan for their local needs.

Please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ65bd-8_b8&t=6s
https://gpscbc.ca/what-we-do/system-change/primary-care-networks

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers) Engagement Leader BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 604.510.0449 jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.