Report from Summit on Rural Surgery and Operative Delivery
Summit on Rural Surgery and Operative Delivery, Banff, January 22/23, 2016 (http://www.srpc.ca/ess2016/summit/ )
Participants: 75 attendees including CFPC, RCPSC, SOGC, CAGS, SRPC, Ministries (BC, AB, MB), Universities (UBC, UA, US), HA’s (IH, North Zone AB), ESS faculty from Prince Albert, rural health research, ESS physicians
Poster presentations: including original unpublished research on rurally relevant surgical care issues
- Desilets N, Bedard A et al Adenoma Detection Rates in GP Endoscopy
- Kornelsen J, Iglesias S, et al Specialists’ Perceptions of Family Physicians with Enhanced Surgical Skills
What was accomplished:
- A commitment from the two licensing bodies ( CFPC, RCPSC) to collaborate on national training standards and accreditation for Enhanced Surgical Skills programs
- Networks: a working group will offer a “ toolkit” for the development, implementation, and evaluation of generic networks of surgical and operative delivery care.
- Credentialing and Privileging: a working group will offer a “toolkit” to assist processes at the regional/institutional levels
- Operative Delivery: a multi-organizational commitment to develop a standardized curriculum to teach Cesarean Section to rural Family Physicians. Goal is a national credentialing and accreditation process for this skill set.
- New Collaboration: a proposal to form a national Working Group for Rural Surgery and Operative Delivery that would include CAGS, SOGC, CFPC, RCPSC, SRPC, as well as the CAS and possibly others. These organizations committed to convene within 6 weeks to collaborate on this initiative.
- SRPC to take lead role in multi-organizational effort
- Admin support from RCCbc, RPAP
- To address issues surrounding First Nations health
- To continue the development and animation of the strategies outlines in the JPP