Physician engagement and communication are among the top priorities for the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).
Chief Medical Office is committed to ensure that physicians working in all areas of the province have a forum to be heard. Physicians can contribute to planning and decision-making within the SHA through a variety of channels, including:
SHR Interim Practitioner Staff Bylaws for more information on committee responsibilities and composition.
This committee meets at least four times per year to provide advice and recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer on matters related to:
The purpose of this committee is to continually maintain currency of the Practitioner Staff Bylaws, provincial rules, area rules and department rules.
This committee meets at least four times per year to assist the Area Chiefs of Staff with the organization, management and functioning of practitioner staff within their areas on matters related to clinical organization, medical technology and other relevant administrative matters. The committee also reports and makes recommendations on the quality, effectiveness and availability of practitioner care, critical incidents and adverse events, as well as appointments, reappointments and recommendations of the Practitioner Staff Review Committee.
The purpose of the Area Application Review Commitee (AARC) is to review all initial applications to the practitioner staff for appointment and privileges and to prepare a written recommendation to accept, deny or amend an application after initial review by the Area Department Lead. The committee also reviews all requests to change a practitioner staff appointment and privileges.
The Practitioner Staff Review Panel is a pool of practitioners who may called on from time to time to form Practitioner Staff Review Committees. When a committee is called, it will make recommendations regarding an applicant or member who is aggrieved by a recommendation of the APAC or CMO in relation to the reappointment, terminationation or suspension of a person to the practitioner staff, the granting of privileges to the practitioner staff, and review of members.
The purpose of this committee is to serve as a forum for communication between the SHA and practitioners. In a spirit of cooperation, it seeks to maintain and improve the provision of health services in the province.
These meetings are chaired by the Provincial Heads and Area Department Leads across the province at least four times per year. The meetings will facilitate province-wide coordination of programs and standards, as well as strengthen communication between physicians of the same specialty working throughout the province.
These meetings are chaired by the Area Department Leads at least four times per year to ensure that communication channels remain open and that local issues are dealt with locally.