Implementing an integrated system of primary and community care built on team-based care is a key priority in British Columbia. This person- and family-centered model is designed to provide comprehensive shared care through a strong, interdisciplinary team of health care providers. Moving to this integrated system involves a new way of practicing for many health care providers.
What is Team-Based Care?
“Multiple health care providers from different professional backgrounds work together and with patients/clients, families, caregivers and communities to deliver comprehensive health services across care settings. Effective teamwork is a critical enabler of safe, high quality care and supports a patient’s ongoing relationship with their primary care provider (a family physician or nurse practitioner).”1
The journey to transition to quality, team-based care with patients and providers as equal partners means sharing and accessing resources, events and opportunities to support everyone along the way.
Support Along Your Journey
What Guides This Work?
The Team-Based Care Advisory Group guides work across the province to accelerate the transition to quality, team-based care by providing systems of support for local action and change with patient and providers as equal partners. Membership of the Team-Based Care Advisory Group is from across the province and works to help support “quality, person- and family-centred and collaborative care that provides the right care, at the right time and in the right place, in a sustainable system.” Learn more about their shared purpose.
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- Ministry of Health, Team-Based Care Policy Draft, 2020 July.