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Participant, Joint Clinical Committee (JCC) Most Responsible Physician Workshop

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Family Physicians are slowly stopping the delivery of inpatient care services across BC’s 84 hospitals which deliver this service.  The JCC working group is wanting to proactively plan how we go about delivering inpatient care services given this shift.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Doctors of BC, Joint Clinical Committee


As we plan the future inpatient care Most Responsible Physician (MRP) models, we'd like to consider the patient voice.  We have good provider representation, but we'd like to capture the patient voice.  For example, do patients mind if the MRP during their inpatient care stay in hospital is a Hospitalist/Specialist, or would they prefer that it was their longitudinal Family Physician from the community.

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.


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: 2-3 Pre Meeting/Preparation: One hour prior to September 9th Full meeting: September 9th from 12 - 7:30pm. Location: Video conference (Zoom) Commitment: One week to six months


There are no expenses anticipated for this meeting.


Brian Winsby and Darcy Eyres have been co-leading the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) inpatient care work for several years, with a main focus on supporting Family Physicians. This work is now expanding to include all the MRP groups and other stakeholders including HAs and MoH. At the September 9th event it will have approximately 35 physician MRPs representing different disciplines. There will also be MoH and HA representatives.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

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Laura Klein

Clinical Practice Consultant in Fraser Health

Laura Klein

Seeking the patient perspective doesn’t have to be complicated; it simply entails a commitment to ask and listen. Patient advisors not only bring a valuable perspective but also share original ideas and unique skills. Including the patient and family perspective changes the conversation and aligns the team’s focus towards common goals.