Rural General Practitioner Anaesthesia Locum Program

The Rural GPA Locum Program (RGPALP) program assists General Practitioners with enhanced anaesthesia skills (GPAs) in rural communities with seven or fewer GPA physicians, to obtain subsidized locums for vacation relief, Continuing Medical Education (CME), and health reasons. 

Locums for Rural BC

Locums for Rural BC provide the administrative services for the Rural GP Locum Program (RGPALP)

Locums for Rural BC – Services

  • Assist host physicians with requests for locum assistance
  • Assist locum physicians in completing the application process
  • Collaborates with health authorities in facilitating hospital privileges for locum physicians
  • Makes all travel arrangements for flight, car rental and accommodations
  • Provides an interactive website where host physician can post locum opportunities and where locum physicians can review and request placement.
  • Obtains confidential feedback from both locums and host physicians upon completion of assignment.

For information on eligibility, services, or if you are interested in providing locum services in rural B.C.,please visit Locums for Rural BC Website and the Rural General Practitioner Anaesthesia Locum Program (PDF, 188KB) policy document.

For inquiries, please contact:

Locums for Rural BC
#200 - 1333 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.
Tel: 1 877 357-4757
Fax: 1 877 387-4757
Email: info@locumsruralbc.ca