A Family Practice Network, or FPN, provides a mechanism through which a physician group can address common practice and patient needs, have a collective voice on issues facing family practice, and address local population health needs, in coordination with the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The FPN structure is a physician‐led, non‐profit organization.
Energized by the meaning and symbolism of “Endeavor”, our FPN recognizes the effort to not only aspire to, but achieve, and meet the needs of our family practice colleagues and patients. The Endeavor FPN represents participating family physicians in the St. John’s metro area.
Adam took on his new role with the Endeavor FPN on January 7, 2019. He comes to Endeavor from British Columbia, where he worked to deliver strong primary care, while improving the coordination of service delivery between health care organizations and many non-profit and government organizations. Working with the Practice Support Program (PSP), a provincial organization supported by the General Practice Services Committee in BC, he helped physicians improve practice design and prepare for Team-Based Care, while improving coordination of organizational support for physicians in their communities. Adam has a Master’s degree in Social Work from UBC’s Okanagan campus.
A Family Practice Network, or FPN, provides a mechanism through which a physician group can address common practice and patient needs, have a collective voice on issues facing family practice, and address local population health needs, in coordination with the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The FPN structure is a physician-led, non-profit organization.
The Endeavor FPN was formed early in 2018 and represents participating family physicians from St. John’s and area, Newfoundland. The name represents our vision for the FPN. Endeavor represents an “effort, and to take on a challenge and achieve a goal”. The reference is symbolic to the FPN, in that it provides a mechanism to support and achieve Family practice needs and pursuit of improved patient care.
The Endeavor FPN will provide the family physicians with a structure and supports to address physician and practice issues in our local area. Through St. John’s and area physician consultations, the FPN has identified several priorities to start with, including:
Yes, salaried family physicians can participate within the FPN, and we encourage participation to facilitate increased collaboration with your physician colleagues and other providers on common needs.
An FPN Executive Director has been hired who is dedicated to FPN Board operations, management, and implementation of all FPN priorities.
The Endeavor FPN will work with Eastern Health to address common health care goals and gaps in our local communities, contributing to improved population health outcomes. It will also provide practice and clinical support to family physicians, which will lead to improved access for patients.
Funding is provided through an annual operational budget allocation for administrative expenses such as the hiring of a Manager to run the FPN, and for administrative and governance services provided by the physicians who take on a leadership role. Funding is based on membership numbers.