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Member, Provincial Primary Care Patient Partner Group

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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This group is an opportunity to join other patients in shaping the provincial patient-centred primary care initiative. Open to all patient partners who have been involved in engagements related to the development of Primary Care Networks and Urgent Primary and Community Care Centres in BC, this group will be a means for connecting with other patient partners and gaining a strong understanding of the scope of the Patient-Centred Primary Care Initiative. Serving as a broader patient perspective to provincial discussions, this group will be a patient perspective resource to Ministry advisory forums, General Practice Services Committee and Divisions of Family Practice on current issues related to primary care.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Ministry of Health - Primary Care


The objective of the group is for patient partners to have a space to learn from and support each other in this initiative as work progresses across the province. It will also be a means for communications between patients and Ministry advisory forums, General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), Divisions of Family Practice, where possible, on current issues. The group will develop terms of reference together.

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.


  • Must be currently be engaged by a Health Authority, GPSC, Division of Family Practice focusing on a component of PCN/UPCCS.
  • Completion of the Patient Voices Network orientation and signing of the Volunteer Agreement is required.


  • Vacancies: 10+
  • Location, date, time and frequency: TBD. All discussions will be by teleconference


Participants will not incur expenses for this opportunity.


Creation of this patient group has been recognized and accepted by the Primary and Community Care Advisory Forum (PCCAF).

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo and Kootenays

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Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.