Partners in Care Initiative

Surrey/North Delta


Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) is a program designed to increase physician ability to access advice from colleagues to improve communication and knowledge transfer between care providers working in different service disciplines. This project aims to bring together a number of stakeholder groups to develop a RACE program for Surrey/North Delta and possibly other areas in the Fraser Valley.


The Anchor project will help improve access to Psychiatry services for Family Physicians (FPs) in North Surrey. The goal is to improve stabilized care for an increasing number of patients with Mental Health/ Substance Use (MH/SU) conditions in the community. This will be done primarily by linking FPs to the Psychiatric Rapid Access Clinic, which will be established to serve North Surrey starting in fall 2014. The project will also establish a collaborative learning community and partnerships with community service organizations to provide ongoing support for FPs to increase their capacity in dealing with MH/SU ailments.