Snapshot November 2022

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Dear Specialist Colleagues:   The tentative 2022 Physician Master Agreement (PMA) was announced on October 31. Voting to determine whether this PMA will be ratified opens November 14 and closes December 5. This communication provides the Consultant Specialists of BC perspective to help inform your voting decisions. We encourage all Specialists to vote and ensure… Read more »

Snapshot September 2022

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Dear members and prospective members:   It is a tumultuous time in medicine as COVID continues, the threat of a ‘twindemic’ with flu season looms, and we grapple with the on-going system-wide healthcare crisis while navigating physician negotiations with government (both inside and outside the PMA).  Consultant Specialists of BC knows the hard work Specialists… Read more »

Snapshot August 2022

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The Healthcare Crisis and a Call to Action! Consultant Specialists of BC Snapshot sent on behalf of Dr Chris Hoag, President   Dear Specialist colleagues:   Over the summer, I have received communications from many of you about your ongoing struggles in providing patient care and your concerns that Specialist voices are not being heard,… Read more »

Snapshot June 2022

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Dear members and prospective members:   The last three months have seen unparalleled demands from physicians and the public for government to fix our failing healthcare system. Here’s what Consultant Specialists of BC has been doing for you during these extraordinary times:   Healthcare crisis While there has been significant public discourse on the dire… Read more »

Snapshot May 2022

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Dear Specialist colleague:   In the last few weeks we have seen increasing media focus on the healthcare crisis in BC. Family Doctors have rightfully broadcast the crisis in primary care, and their voice is being heard.    Unfortunately, there is also a parallel crisis in Specialty Care. While we share many of the ever-intensifying… Read more »

Snapshot April 2022

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Dear Specialist Colleague: Winter is over, the flowers are up, COVID restrictions are easing, and our minds are starting to drift to summer plans! The Consultant Specialists of BC (cSBC) continues to work on your behalf to advocate for BC Specialists, our working conditions and our patients. Please read on for updates on key issues… Read more »

Snapshot December 2021

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Dear Specialist Colleagues: Hard to believe that the fall is nearing an end and a new year is almost upon us! I wanted to update you on the work that Consultant Specialists of BC has been doing on your behalf since the last snapshot. What we’ve been working on: • Specialist nomenclature – As you… Read more »