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A partnership of Doctors of BC
and Ministry of Health
December 2016

More Funding Opportunities from SSC

The SSC has dedicated up to $15 million to fund new specialist-led Quality and Innovation Initiatives for quality improvement and to address care gaps. An Expression of Interest (EOI) is available to complete online until April 30. More information is available in the EOI Information Package and Frequently Asked Questions.

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SSC Supporting Patient Safety and Quality

The Specialist Services Committee (SSC) took part in the annual BC Patient Safety and Quality Council Forum February 27 and 28. The forum featured workshops and presentations on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care. SSC conducted an interactive workshop, held a number of storyboard presentations, and also sponsored a number of specialists to attend the forum. Click "Read More" to see poster presentations.

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SSC – Collaborating to Enhance Specialist Care

The Specialist Services Committee (SSC) is one of a number of collaborative committees that make BC's health care system unique. No other province have collaborative committees of doctor and government members working together to improve the health care system.

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ERAS - Turning Traditional Wisdom on its Head

A doctor picks up the chart of a patient scheduled for prostate cancer surgery that morning and the doctor’s orders do not say NPO. A head-scratcher for some, but for other doctors involved in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway - it makes perfect medical sense.

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Lungs – they breathe life into us and are one of the single most essential elements to our survival.  They are responsible for a need so inherent we do it without even thinking about it.  So what happens when disease strikes these vital organs?

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About Us

SSC supports specialists’ work and professional growth. Formed in 2006 under the Physician Master Agreement to help the Doctors of BC, BC government and health authorities collaborate on the delivery of specialist services and support improvement of the specialist care system in BC.

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Specialist Services Committee
115-1665 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6J 5A4

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