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November 9, 2017

In September 2017, the BC government launched a consultation process to seek feedback on the upcoming regulatory framework for non-medicinal cannabis. Doctors of BC provided its feedback through its Submission to the Government of British Columbia on Cannabis Regulation.

Doctors of BC...

January 23, 2017

Doctors are an essential part of BC’s health care system – a system that faces continuous challenges as well as opportunities. Improving BC’s Health System Performance, developed by Doctors of BC's Council on Health Economics and Policy, lays out the commitments we are making to help...

October 18, 2016

Family caregivers are individuals who provide care and assistance, without pay, to family or friends with debilitating physical, mental or cognitive conditions. These unpaid caregivers are an integral, yet often invisible, part of British Columbia’s health care system. Research shows that an...

September 9, 2015

Precision medicine refers to the use of an individual’s genomic and epigenetic information, including individual patterns of disease, in order to provide targeted treatment that is tailored to the person’s genetic profile potentially leading to better individual treatment.

Precision...

May 11, 2015

In February 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) released policy discussion papers on three cross-sector focus areas: primary and community care, rural health services, and surgical services. The MoH also released enabling papers relating to health human resources and a patient-centred care...