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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.

November 10, 2022

Family doctors continue to experience surge in children with respiratory illness

Ontario’s family doctors are reporting a significant surge in patients, especially children, experiencing respiratory illness, including common cold viruses, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as COVID.

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October 28, 2022

Managing patients with respiratory symptoms in office

During today’s COVID-19 Community of Practice, the OCFP shared these important tools to help family doctors manage patients with respiratory symptoms in office: Fall update to patients – script (incl.

October 5, 2022

Ontario Government Enacts Bill 7 – More Beds, Better Care Act, 2022

The Ministry of Health and Ontario Health have shared a joint memo and related documents regarding Bill 7 implementation. As a reminder Bill 7 – More Beds, Better Care Act, 2022 is intended to support Ontario’s Plan to Stay Open.

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October 3, 2022

OCFP responds to The Ontario Science Table final report

Thank you to Ontario’s Science Table for the guidance the table has provided through the pandemic, and for focusing on primary care for its final report.

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September 28, 2022

Ontario College of Family Physicians Welcomes the Organization’s 64th President

New President installed at critical point in Ontario healthcare crisis Dr. Mekalai Kumanan has been announced as President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), representing 15,000 family doctors from across the province. A family physician in Cambridge, Dr. Kumanan has served this community for the past 14 years.

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September 28, 2022

Acknowledging Dr. Muggah’s Leadership

On behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and its 15,000 members, the OCFP would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Elizabeth Muggah for her leadership and commitment to family doctors across the province. As OCFP President since 2020, Dr. Muggah led family doctors through two exceptionally challenging years.

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September 13, 2022

1-in-5 Ontarians could be without a family doctor by 2025

Ontario’s family doctors stand ready to work with the Government of Ontario With new research showing that 1-in-5 Ontarians could be without a family doctor in the next three years, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is continuing to raise the alarm on the growing shortage of family physicians in Ontario.

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August 18, 2022

OCFP Responds to Ontario’s Plan to Stay Open

Family doctors must be included in the solutions to address the current healthcare crisis Our entire healthcare system is under enormous strain – and that includes family doctors.

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June 3, 2022

Ontario College of Family Physicians stands ready to work with re-elected Ontario government

Ontario’s Family Doctors continue to call for more government support The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) wishes to congratulate Premier Doug Ford and the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party on their re-election.

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