External Review of Guidelines

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BC health care professionals and relevant stakeholders are invited to participate as external reviewers for the draft version of BC Guidelines. Peer review is a critical component of the guideline development process. New and existing guidelines that have undergone substantive changes are subject to external review to make sure they are clearly written, practical and free of errors.

Guidelines Currently in External Review:

This guideline provides recommendations to primary care practitioners providing care to patients of all ages impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It offers three strategies to address ACEs in primary care: trauma-informed practice, directed history-taking, and use of the ACEs Questionnaire as a history taking tool. It offers strategies to provide support and help patients build resilience. Trauma-specific diagnosis and treatment (e.g. assessment and management of post-traumatic stress disorder) are out of scope.

We appreciate your participation in the external review.

Step 1: Download the draft guideline for review (PDF):

Step 2: Complete the online questionnaire by January 31st at:

Any additional comments on the guideline can be submitted by:

This guideline provides recommendations on how to diagnose and manage hypertension (HTN) in adults. Management of secondary causes of HTN, accelerated HTN, acute HTN in emergency settings, and HTN in pregnancy are out of scope.

We appreciate your participation in the external review.

Step 1: Download the draft guideline for review (PDF):

Step 2: Complete the online questionnaire by February 7th at:

Any additional comments on the guideline can be submitted by:

 

We depend on B.C. health care professionals to review our draft guidelines. Our external review involves 1) regular mail sent to a random sample of B.C. physicians and relevant specialists, and 2) emails to a group of key partners in areas such as pharmacy, laboratory procedures, health authorities, public health, and  professional colleges and associations. All feedback received is reviewed by the GPAC guideline working group. For more information on our external review process, please see the GPAC Handbook.

Earning Credit for Continuing Professional Development

Physicians who act as external reviewers for BC Guidelines may be eligible to receive credit towards continuing professional development or continuing medical education. For more information, see Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits.