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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 media@ocfp.on.ca.

March 29, 2023

For residents who are uninsured, Ontario needs to hit pause on current changes and develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce illnesses and costs across the health system

During the pandemic, the Ontario government and Ministry of Health recognized the importance of creating a stopgap to ensure that everyone, regardless of whether they had an OHIP card or not, could access the vital health services they needed.

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March 13, 2023

Ministry of Health Calling on Health System Partners to Help Prevent the Spread of Measles

As the Pan-American Health Organization warns of an increasing risk of measles in the Americas and globally and increased travel anticipated for March Break, the Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Officer of Health have released a memo calling on health system partners to support the health of patients and our communities in the following ways: More information: Epidemiological Alert – Measles – 8 February 2023 – PAHO/WHO | Pan American Health Organization

March 3, 2023

Ontario Children Face Potential Health Risks Associated with Not Having a Family Doctor

The Ontario College of Family Physicians Shares Solutions New research shows that 2.2 million Ontarians, including more than 360,000 children across the province, do not have a family doctor, which could result in young people missing important care in the early years of life.

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March 3, 2023

Ontario Children Face Potential Health Risks Associated with Not Having a Family Doctor

The Ontario College of Family Physicians Shares Solutions New research shows that 2.2 million Ontarians, including more than 360,000 children across the province, do not have a family doctor, which could result in young people missing important care in the early years of life.

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February 9, 2023

More Than 2.2 Million Ontarians Left Without a Family Doctor

New research shows that 2.2 million Ontarians are currently without a family doctor – a significant rise from the previously reported 1.

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February 2, 2023

Ontario College of Family Physicians responds to Ontario’s plan, Your health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care

The release of the provincial government’s plan, Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care is a positive step toward supporting Ontarians with improved access to a family doctor supported by a team.

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January 24, 2023

Solutions for Today: Ensuring Every Ontarian Has Access to a Family Physician

New recommendations by Ontario’s family doctors With one-in-five Ontarians on track to be without a family doctor in the next two years, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is putting forward bold new ideas to ensure all Ontarians will be able to get the health care they need from a family doctor, when they need it.

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November 30, 2022

Family Doctor-Approved Tips to Help Children Experiencing Respiratory Illness

Ontario’s family doctors continue to report high volumes in patients, especially children, experiencing respiratory infections, including common cold viruses, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as COVID-19.

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November 23, 2022

Supporting Family Doctors

The OCFP recognizes and thanks all family doctors for the extent to which you have stretched your care and resources to support patients across the province during this current crisis which is particularly impacting children.

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