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The CFPC is listening – Town hall April 24th

Apr 24, 2023, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Family physicians are the backbone of the health care system and leaders in primary care. However, we know members are disillusioned and facing more challenges.

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eCommerce Conference Suite arrives on SGFP.ca  (post)

The technology behind SGFP.ca is similar to WordPress in that it, too, relies on economies of scale to deliver capabilities to clients that they do not have to pay for if another client has already funded the development of that utility. Thanks to this leveraging of partnerships this week, an eCo... Posted: April 02, 2023 (public)
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Anatomy of an SGFP.ca Sub-site  (post)

Sub-sites solve a big problem anyone who has worked KS and KT in health grapples with. How do you balance the brand needs of nested organizations without it becoming a KS and KT mess? Tags: Knowledge Synthesis, Knowledge Translation, Programming
Posted: April 19, 2023 (public)
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A day in the life of a family doctor  (post)

A 20-minute CBC presentation as seen on National News "... It's just after six o'clock on a frigid Ottawa morning.  The sun won't rise for another hour, but Dr. Alykhan Abdulla is already racing against the clock. He's been studying his patient's charts throughout the weekend, preparing for som... Regions: Ontario
Tags: Burnout, Paperwork, Value of Family Medicine
Posted: March 25, 2023 (public)
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SGFP.ca/appeals is returning  (post)

During the early days of the pandemic, SGFP.ca/appeals served as a nimble and effective tool for polling workforces to gather information on who was interested in lending assistance in  Long-Term Care Centres,  Retirement Homes, Immunization centers and COVID clinics. In the Mississauga Halton Re... Regions: Ontario
Tags: Human Resources, Hospitalist, Job Opportunities, Locums, Long Term Care LTC, Volunteering
Posted: March 30, 2023 (public)
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List of Focused Practice Designation Physicians  (post)

We are posting a link to a members only page that can be reached oma.org. It is the current landing page for a growing list of GP Focused Practice Physicians. https://www.oma.org/member/practice-professional-support/billing/gp-focused-practice-designation/gp-and-gpp-contact-list/     Regions: Ontario
Tags: Psychotherapy counselling CBT, Focused Practice GPs
Posted: February 17, 2023 (public)
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Do we have universal health care in Canada?  (post)

I challenge the notion that our system is equitable, accessible and fair to every Canadian. This is not what I see. Regions: Canada
Tags: Health Equity, Universal Health Care
Posted: March 01, 2023 (public)
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What stops us from fixing healthcare? Policymakers themselves  (post)

My New Year’s Wish: Get policymakers to work a shift with either a family doctor, an ICU nurse or an ER doctor. Get policymakers to swallow their hubris. And get policymakers to work with doctors and nurses to fix health care. Wishing you all a better 2023. Happy New Year! https://ottawacitizen.... Tags: Health Care Policy
Posted: December 21, 2022 (public)
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Dear consultant doctor: An open letter from a couple of family physicians  (post)

Dear Colleague, we wish to outline some common sources of frustration for FPs. We wish to work together better, to identify pain points and address them respectfully. Some concerns of FPs, like suboptimal availability of consultants, can potentially be addressed with system changes such as increa... Posted: January 13, 2023 (public)
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Dr. Pharmacist?  (post)

Pharmacists’ knowledge of medications is invaluable. But are they diagnosticians? Tags: Pharmacists, Prescribing
Posted: December 17, 2022 (public)
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Dr Cathy Mastrogiacomo contributes her thoughts about the future of health care in Ontario  (post)

As the Ontario Medical Review marks its centenary, this is an appropriate time to explore the future of health care and how Ontario’s doctors are embracing change to address the needs of their patients. We asked representatives from the Ontario Medical Association’s medical sections to describe t... Tags: Future of Healthcare
Posted: October 15, 2022 (public)
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