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Member, Provincial Colonoscopy Working Group

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners in BC

Last updated

Open to: Patient partners in BC

Lead Organization or Department

Ministry of Health, Acute and Provincial Services


This is a time-limited working group that will focus on the development of a provincial plan for colonoscopy services to:
  • improve timely access to appropriate colonoscopy procedures; and
  • improve the patient experience
The patient partner will provide valuable input and recommendations.

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 work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  •   A patient partner or family member of a patient who is currently waiting for, or has had a colonoscopy in BC
  •   Experience with participating on a committee, board, and/or with strategic planning.
  •   Experience providing advice or recommendations to a group
  •   Comfortable sharing your experience
  •   Experience on working groups or committees
  •   Ability to speak clearly and confidence to contribute
  •   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 Cathy Almost
  •   Open to Volunteers from across the province


  • Vacancies: 1
  • February 9, 2018 (9am-3:30pm) in-person meeting in Vancouver
  • Starting on February 27, 2018 (TBC: 1:30-2:30 or 1:00-2:00 Tuesdays), biweekly 1 hour meetings via teleconference. Please note this time may change occasionally


Pre-approved travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel (including parking, mileage etc) to Vancouver. Reimbursement will occur when receipts collected. More information will be shared once confirmed for the engagement.


The Provincial Colonoscopy Working Group will focus on the development of a action plan for colonoscopy services in BC to:
  • improve timely access to appropriate colonoscopy procedures; and
  • improve the patient experience
Those involved are:
  • Ministry of Health – representatives from areas that have accountability for provincial colonoscopy policy and strategy
  • Health Authorities – representatives from each health authority who have accountabilities for colonoscopy policy and strategy
  • Physicians – representatives from the physician community, who perform colonoscopies
Terms of Reference to be supplied once finalized.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC

From Our Community

Ovey Yeung

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Ovey Yeung

Being involved in the Patient Voices Network has broadened my understanding of the system and helped me empathize with health care challenges and limitations. What matters to me is to walk away feeling that my experience matters, that I matter!