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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 [email protected].

July 13, 2023

Minister of Health announces the new Model of Care Innovation Fund

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.

July 10, 2023

Urgent Action Needed to Address the Family Medicine Crisis in Canada

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.

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June 8, 2023

New Pathways for Vulnerable Patients to Access Remdesivir

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.

June 8, 2023

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.

June 5, 2023

Ontario’s Crisis in Family Medicine Hits Eastern York Region and North Durham  

The Ontario College of Family Physicians Has Solutions June 5, 2023 – 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.

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May 30, 2023

New Survey Shows Full-Blown Crisis in Family Medicine

Urgent need to address red tape and administrative burden May 31, 2023 – New survey findings point to an urgent need for dramatic red tape and administrative reductions to provide immediate support to Ontario’s family doctors.

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May 18, 2023

Urgent Need to Cut Red Tape and Admin Burden to Support Ontario’s Family Doctors and Patients

New survey results show need for immediate support to family doctors May 19, 2023 – On this World Family Doctor Day, the Ontario College of Family Physicians is calling for urgent red tape reductions and administrative support to ensure family doctors have more quality time to spend with patients.

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May 11, 2023

Expression of Interest for Interprofessional Primary Care Teams

The OCFP, together with the SGFP and our Primary Care Collaborative partners, advocated for the creation of more primary care teams. Our Plan of Action calls for team-based care as one of many solutions necessary to support family doctors and patients.

May 3, 2023

Urgent Action Needed as 64,900 Local Residents are Without a Family Doctor

The Ontario College of Family Physicians has solutions. May 4, 2023 – Family doctors are calling for urgent action to address serious system-wide inefficiencies taking up too much time that should be spent with patients.

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