asked to review documents that other organisations have produced. However, the SRPC is becoming a
more respected partner, and we are being asked to apply the rural lens as equal partners in the development of guidelines, policies and position
As examples, we have begun a project with the Canadian Association of Radiologists, the CFPC, and the Nurse Practitioners Association of Canada to develop guidelines that will suggest appropriate indications for medical imaging. We are working
with Choosing Wisely Canada to develop Choosing Wisely Rural. We are reflecting on the use of tests
and interventions, and decisions that must be made that are unique to the rural context. Through our work at the Canadian Medical Forum and
the Rural Roadmap Implementation Committee, as well as member advocacy, we are seeing real progress on the issue of portable licensure. We have representatives on the Virtual Care Task Force and the Access to Specialty Care in Rural and Remote
Communities Working Group.
We are proud to be a rural lens as we partner with other organisations at the inception of initiatives when we can have the most impact in ensuring appropriateness to the rural context.
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Conflicts of interest: There are no conflicts of interest.