Future of Work 2018

April 16, 2018 6:25 pm

LISTEN: What will primary care clinics mean for B.C. health care workers?

B.C.'s health minister argues new primary care clinics will free up doctors to do their job, while creating new opportunities for nurses and other healthcare workers.

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With ever-advancing technologies and artificial intelligence creeping into the workforce, job security for current and future generations has never been more worrying. Economic instabilities have shown just how quickly some industries can boom and others perish. So how is British Columbia’s job market going to evolve and what do we do to help workers get the best possible employment opportunities in the future?

It’s no secret that the shortage of family doctors has been an ongoing issue for B.C. residents.

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The provincial government is seeking to tackle the problem by overhauling the way most British Columbians access day to day health care through the creation of primary care clinics.

READ MORE: B.C. health minister sets goal to increase access to medical care

So what exactly are these clinics? And what will their introduction mean for workers in the health care field?

Health Minister Adrian Dix joins CKNW’s Simi Sara, where he argues the new system will free up doctors to do their jobs, while creating new openings for nurse practitioners and other health care workers.

LISTEN: What will primary care clinics mean for B.C. healthcare workers?

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