Joint Collaborative Committees

The Specialist Services Committee (SSC) improves patient care by engaging physicians to collaborate, lead quality improvement and deliver quality services with SSC supports and incentives. 


Enhanced Access Initiative

Improves patient access to consult and care by enabling specialist groups to implement a pooled referral model of service delivery.

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Facility Engagement

Funds and supports facility-based Medical Staff Associations (MSAs) to increase engagement among members and with their health authority, to improve care delivery.

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Improving Specialist Job Satisfaction

Works to address physician burnout and improve provider experience of care delivery.

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Health System Redesign

Funds specialists and health authorities to collaborate on system change projects. 

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Quality and Innovation Projects

Enables individual and team projects by specialists across the province to address system and patient health challenges.

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Physician Leadership Scholarship

Empowers physicians by providing them with leadership training of their choosing as approved by the SSC.

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SSC Fees

Compensates specialists to provide coordinated and timely care to patients and to consult other clinicians on complex cases.

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Spreading Quality Improvement

Fosters collaborative relationships at the provincial, regional/organizational and local levels resulting in the spread of the quality improvement projects.

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Supporting Community-based Specialists

Explores how community specialists can be better integrated.

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Surgical Patient Optimization Collaborative

Works to optimize patient health before major surgery for improved surgical outcomes.

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UBC Physician Leadership Program

Empowers physicians by providing them with accredited leadership training by the University of British Columbia.

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