Four new doctors will begin work in Northern BC. The announcement was made this morning as part of the “Practice Ready Assessment-BC” program. The program is a partnership between the provincial government and Doctors of BC through the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues.
Fourteen internationally trained physicians will begin practicing in rural communities throughout the province. That is including the four family doctors announced for Northern BC. Two doctors will be stationed in Dawson Creek, while the other two will occupy Chetwynd and fort St. John.
“The Practice Ready Assessment program strengthens health-care services in rural and remote communities throughout B.C.,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “Doctors in small communities not only contribute to the health and wellness of their patients, but to the community itself.”
The program continues to make sure British Colombians have access to high-quality primary care. The Province is also working with health-care providers on long-term strategy to improve access to integrate primary health-care services throughout the province. “Practice Ready Assessment-BC” program is one part of the province’s strategy.