Family doctors in Richmond are inviting residents to voice their opinions in a survey that will help shape the future of primary health care in their community. The survey is available online at www.divisionsbc.ca/richmond/agpforme until September 15, 2014.
The survey is part of the Richmond Division of Family Practice’s participation in the province-wide A GP for Me initiative. Funded by the Government of BC and Doctors of BC, A GP for Me aims to improve access to primary care; strengthen the continuous doctor-patient relationship; and better support the needs of vulnerable patients. By early 2015, the Committee will develop a community plan to improve local primary care capacity.
The survey takes around five minutes to complete and is available in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog. It is open to all Richmond residents, with or without a family doctor, including those who visit walk-in clinics, alternative health care providers, or hospital emergency rooms for care. Survey participants are also invited to enter a draw to win one of 20 $100 gift certificates to businesses in the Richmond area (maximum one entry per person, and winners must reside in Richmond).