Department of Primary Care

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The Department of Primary Care works with and supports family physicians with the work they do in Island Health-owned, operated and affiliated sites.

Lead by Department Head Dr. William Cunningham, the Department of Primary care monitors the quality of medical care provided to patients by department  members at all Island Health sites.  The department establishes policies and procedures in consultation with the department's members and reports regularly on the activities of the department to the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee and to the Island Health Board.  

The Department of Primary Care is responsible for:

  • Quality assurance
    • credentialing and privileging, performance reviews, professional behaviour, standards of care
  • Quality improvement
  • Teaching/Continuing Professional Development
  • Research
  • Human resource planning

The Department of Primary Care's leadership are listed in the departmental organizational chart.

Department Head, Dr. William Cunningham can be reached at: William.cunningham@viha.ca