Facts and Timeline
The Pharmacists in Primary Care Network (PCN) Program is part of the government’s primary health-care strategy to deliver team-based care to all British Columbians.
First 23 PCCPs Hired
- In collaboration with health authorities and PCNs, hired 20 PCCPs for Year 1 and 3 PCCPs for Year 2
273 Community Pharmacies Engaged
- Community pharmacies engaged at the local level within PCNs where PCCPs are hired
Program Evaluation Plan Developed
- Evaluation plan developed by UBC Evaluation team
PACT Part 1 Launched
- First part of the Pharmacists Aligned in Shared Care Teams training program made available to all pharmacists through an asynchronous canvas catalogue course
Committees Established for Information-sharing
- Program Advisory Committee facilitates information sharing and collaboration between the Ministry, UBC, PCNs, and the regional health authorities
- UBC Health Authority Collaborative Committee facilitates the collaboration between the regional health authorities and UBC for hiring and deployment of PCCPs
UBC Program Infrastructure Established
- Program team expanded to enable implementation
- Leadership and operational structures formalized
PCNs are identified and active planning to hire/place Primary Care Clinical Pharmacists (PCCPs) in PCNs begins.
Final agreements and contracts are signed; program officially begins.
Plans and preparations get underway within the larger provincial team-based primary care strategy.
The Honorable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, announces funding for the Pharmacists in Primary Care Network (PCN) Program. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018HLTH0055-001118
UBC submits a proposal to integrate pharmacists in team-based primary care at the request of the Ministry of Health.
UBC opens the Pharmacists Clinic, commences prototyping of a service model where pharmacists are co-located in medical clinics to participate in the shared care of complex patients.