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<div class="ExternalClass30DD4F8C87AC4549A4105BBAFB272E6A"><p>Chronic disease is a major contributor to reduced quality of life, loss of productivity/income, and increased hospitalization. Having the knowledge, skills and confidence in managing your own health and navigating within the social and medical systems are critical.   </p><h2>For Clients living with a Chronic Condition...<br></h2><p>Our Chronic Disease Nurses can help: <br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Increase understanding, skills, and confidence in managing your health condition(s), medication and role in chronic disease management.  </p></li><li><p>Provide self-management support so you can better advocate and manage your own health. </p></li><li><p>Loop back with your family physicians for collaborative patient care<br></p></li></ul><h2>For Primary Care Practitioners… </h2><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Benefits in referring: </p></li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li><p>Communication with the chronic disease nurse about client care is billable (Bill G14077)</p></li><li><p>Improved medical visits when patients have better understanding, skills, and confidence in managing their chronic disease(s) </p></li><li><p>Enhanced coordination for patients with multiple care providers  <br></p></li></ul></ul><p>To see a list of all North Shore Chronic Disease Services (NSCDS) listings, visit <a href="http://www.vch.ca/nscds">www.vch.ca/nscds</a>. <br></p></div>241-2121 Marine Drivenscds@vch.ca(604) 297-9681(604) 984-5752 extension 2V7V 4Y2BC49.3314067,-123.1703167<div class="ExternalClassA0515FBCD7894E08AA4D75B229196B31"><p>​Accept referrals from a Physician or a Nurse Practitioner. <br></p><p></p><div><div><div aria-label="Accordion Control Group Buttons"><div><div><div aria-hidden="false"><p><a href="https://vch.eduhealth.ca/PDFs/EF/EF.850.N67.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />​North Shore Chronic Disease Services Referral Form</a><br></p></div></div></div></div></div></div><p></p><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass5D48DE94BB0A445A9AC4E5ECF7ECF2DF"><p>​<a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-2333" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />North Shore Community Resource List for Primary Care Providers</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7DE1A3E392FA498E88D02C2A3768F567"><p>​Must be North Shore residents with 2 or more chronic diseases and has complex high needs.   <br></p></div>West Vancouver Community Centre

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