About PEPSask

The Practice Enhancement Program is an educational program designed to offer the physicians of Saskatchewan a report of the health of their practices through a practice-based assessment process and to encourage continual improvement of physicians' clinical skills and office practices in order to provide high quality patient care to Saskatchewan residents.

The Practice Enhancement Program was established in 1994 as an educational program which would offer the physicians of Saskatchewan a positive means of assessing their medical practice. The PEP committee studied existing assessment and remediation programs in other provinces as well as statistical reports determining that physicians do improve when they are given specific information identifying deficiencies and advice on how to correct them. The program is funded jointly by Saskatchewan Health, the Saskatchewan Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

The assessment process is one of medical peer review which looks at a physician's office facilities, procedures and medical records to determine the quality of care being provided by that physician. The PEP experience also allows the physician to receive feedback from patients and peers. As assessments are completed and specific needs for enhancement are observed, the Practice Enhancement Program recommends educational and remedial resources to improve skills in specific areas.


Committee Members

Dr. Brian Laursen, Co-chair

Dr. George Carson, Co-chair

Dr. Karen Holfeld

Dr. Andries Muller

Dr. Yellepeddy Nataraj

Dr. Ivelin Radevski

Ms. Chantelle Kurtz, Program Coordinator


Funding Institutions

Saskatchewan Medical Association

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Medical Services Branch

Saskatchewan Ministry of Health



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