Three advisory groups will examine access to care in Alberta

Health Secretary Jason Copping made the announcement on Friday as part of the government’s plan to modernize the primary health care system.

Basic medical care is provided, for example, by pharmacists, nurses and general practitioners. It’s also one of the health sectors hardest hit by the pandemic, according to Jason Copping.

These are the professionals who have suffered the brunt of the pandemic over the past two and a half yearsassures the minister.

The situation is difficult because, according to Jason Copping, many patients are affected postponed their treatment during the pandemic and are now seeking treatment.

There are problems with access to a family doctor […] and the pandemic has intensified [ce problème] and made it more urgenthe explains.

The minister wants to find solutions with the advisory bodies to relieve the health network. The recruitment of doctors will be the focus of the commissions’ questions whether physicians choose or elect primary care medicine [d’exercer leur profession] in Alberta.

The proposals that will be found in the report must be applicable in the short term for almost immediate integration, the health minister explains, but some of them can be implemented in the next five to 10 years.

Focus on rural areas

In particular, the three committees will propose solutions to address problems in the primary health care network, particularly in rural or remote areas of Alberta.

The experts will also examine how we can break down the barrier of racism in accessing care for Aboriginal people.

Access to primary health care is critical for First Nations and Métis people, especially those living in rural areasadds on the subject the President of the Aboriginal Primary Health Care Committee, Tyler White.

Jason Copping clarifies that committees should not only come up with ideas, but also provide ways to integrate them: That might be the best idea in the world […]but if you don’t know how to implement it, it’s useless.

The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) welcomes the government’s initiative. In an email, the President of theWADA, Vesta Michelle Warren thanks the Secretary of Health for this pay serious attention to it has a Basic supply system in crisis.

” [L’]Alberta has lost a lot of ground to the country in its work to advance the collaborative approach to primary health care with patients,” she said. “We welcome this opportunity to reignite that momentum and help ensure that every person in Alberta has a family doctor. »

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