Rural locums – owing to the variable nature of their work – are not broadly represented at policy tables within BC. The Open Chapter of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice provides a place for rural locums to have a voice and an influence on healthcare in British Columbia.
The Open Chapter represents three groups of physicians:
- doctors from communities scattered across rural and remote BC that are too small to form a separate chapter and don’t fit well within adjacent divisions;
- rural locum physicians; and,
- rural physicians involved in broad rural initiatives, such as telemedicine, recruitment and retention strategies, and new approaches to sustainable rural health service models.
To learn more about how the Open Chapter is advocating for rural locum concerns, visit the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice web site or contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 236-520-2211.