Below, please find important news related to family medicine, OCFP advocacy and government policy changes impacting family doctors and your patients. Members of the media can contact the OCFP Communications Team at email@example.com.
Family doctors told the OCFP and SGFP that other parts of the healthcare system are placing unnecessary and inappropriate burden onto family doctors and your practice.
Immediate Action is Needed to Support Northern Ontario Family Doctors Working to Keep Emergency Rooms on the Brink of Closure Open
Several Northern Ontario hospitals are at risk of closing their emergency rooms (ERs), with family doctors currently working around the clock to help keep them open.
Chief Medical Officer of Health shares information on the voluntary recall of the JCOVDEN (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine
As a result of a voluntary recall of the JCOVDEN (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, the CMOH is communicating with all COVID-19 vaccinators to discontinue the use of this vaccine and consider other available vaccines.
The Ministry of Health and Ontario Health communicated that they have addressed the delays in turnaround times and backlog for cytology (Pap) testing and are continuing to work towards the goal of patients receiving their results within the typical standard of 10 to 14 days by the end of the summer.
In recognition of the importance of innovative approaches to address health challenges in Ontario, the Ministry of Health has communicated the launch of the new Models of Care Innovation Fund.
Ontario family doctors join colleagues from across Canada calling for urgent action to address the family medicine crisis across the country. Read our letter to all of Canada’s Premiers.
The Ministry of Health has established community-based pathways for vulnerable patients to access Remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19 through Home and Community Care Support Services.
Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health shares information regarding increased invasive Group A streptococcal disease (iGAS)
As a result of increased iGAS cases in Ontario, the ACMO is communicating with primary care organizations, including family physicians, to support your clinical care of patients with symptoms consistent with iGAS.
The Ontario College of Family Physicians Has Solutions As the number of people without a family doctor grows in Eastern York Region and North Durham, the Ontario College of Family Physicians is calling for urgent action to cut red tape and administrative burden.