Welcome to the Island Health Department of Primary Care. This department is the home of Family Physicians who practice important components of “Full Scope” Family Practice in our many Island Health Hospital Act sites and Long Term Care Act sites and some Community Primary Care clinics. Please explore our website and if you have any questions  about the Department please contact me at William.Cunningham@islandhealth.ca.

Also if you have suggestions for improvement of our website please reach out to me at William.cunningham@islandhealth.ca. Please look at the four attached documents that let you look at the work we do and where and how. 

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IH.gif Island Health Point of Care Testing Glucometer Update
New: March 18, 2021

Primary Care Update
Updated: May 4, 2022

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Primary Care For COVID-19 Primary Care specific information, click here



Clinical Resources

BC Guidelines are clinical practice guidelines and protocols that provide recommendations to B.C. practitioners on delivering high quality, appropriate care to patients with specific clinical conditions or diseases.

Island Health Clinical Order Sets are available on the intranet. 

Choosing Wisely Canada is the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care.

The Therapeutics Initiative was established in 1994 by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in cooperation with the Department of Family Practice at The University of British Columbia with its mission to provide physicians and pharmacists with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy.

UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource.

Spectrum is a mobile app that is customized to deliver local antimicrobial stewardship guidelines, resistance data and dosing information.

Do Bugs Need Drugs? is a community program for wise use of antibiotics.

The BC Emergency Medicine Network connects BC emergency practitioners with each other and with current, practical resources via four core programs: Clinical Resources (includes procedural videos), Innovation, Continuing Professional Development, and Real-Time Support – all integrated under one roof.