The Patients Voices Network, led by the New Brunswick Health Council (NBHC), is a forum that allows citizens to share their experiences and voice their opinions on specific components of the health care system.
The theme of the 2023 PVN was virtual access to primary care. Specifically, we surveyed New Brunswickers to better understand their opinions and experiences with virtual care, and to better determine if, and under what circumstances, it met their needs. It was an opportunity to get a more accurate picture of the various realities and to showcase the broad array of viewpoints and perspectives.
From January to April 2023, we organized virtual dialogue sessions, focus groups and interviews with patients and healthcare providers to better understand experiences with virtual access to primary care. An anonymous feedback form was also available online during that time period.
The NBHC team is currently analyzing the information shared by all of the citizens who participated in our engagement activities to produce a final report on what we heard. This report will be released to the public in the coming months.
The NBHC team then analyzed the information shared by all citizens who participated in the engagement activities and produced a Citizen Brief.
To consult the document: Citizen Brief