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WHAT WE DO

The OCFP provides high-quality, evidence-based education, promotes family doctor leadership and advocates for the vital role of family doctors in Ontario’s health-care system. With 10,500 members, we are the provincial Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and are an essential voice for family medicine in Ontario.
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NEWS & FEATURES

Recognizing the Contributions of Family Physicians

May 1, 2017

On this Doctors’ Day in Ontario, together with the patients you serve, we extend a heartfelt "thank you" to family physicians for your many important contributions to patient care and health care delivery in Ontario. 

As we proudly celebrate Ontario’s family doctors, you have both our gratitude and our commitment that we will continue to advocate for your central role in family practices, in your communities and across the health system. Today and every day, the Ontario College Family Physicians (OCFP) values and recognizes the many ways in which family physicians deliver high-quality care to patients and families in Ontario. 

Read our message of thanks to Ontario's family physicians.

Two Doses: Mumps Information from Public Health Ontario

April 11, 2017

There has been an increase in mumps activity in Ontario with most cases reported in 18 to 35 year olds.   Due to historical changes in Ontario’s immunization schedule those born between approximately 1970 and 1992 have likely received only one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.  To decrease the risk of transmission, anyone born after 1970 should be appropriately immunized with two doses of mumps-containing vaccine.

See more information on PHO's website.

Search underway for new OCFP CEO

April 21, 2017
In the search for a new Chief Executive Officer, the OCFP is seeking a passionate and collaborative leader who will bring vision and strategic acuity to the organization. The CEO works closely with an active and engaged Board, the membership and the staff to communicate both the substance and importance of the organizations's mission to the public, government and strategic partners across the healthcare community.

Read more about this leadership position.

Related: OCFP CEO to Retire - A Letter from OCFP President Glenn Brown

New Process for ODSP Medical Reviews

April 7, 2017

Changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) medical review process have been announced by the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) to help improve the system for health providers and clients of ODSP. A group of health, legal and community experts including OCFP representatives helped inform the changes which include more targeted forms, a pre-screening process and safeguards for vulnerable clients.

Access more information from MCSS including the Health Care Professional’s Guide to Medical Reviews

OCFP Program Recognized as Leader of Change

April 6, 2017

The OCFP’s Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment program is highlighted in a new report from Health Quality Ontario that looks at successful programs implemented by clinical leaders to provide and improve quality care by reducing unnecessary care to patients across Ontario. 

Practising Wisely focuses on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools, and aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Learn more and register for an upcoming workshop.

The Paradox of Putting Patients First Without Engaging Family Physicians

On Dec. 7, 2016, the provincial government passed Bill 41, the omnibus bill that will enable Patients First. The OCFP is disheartened that the bill is now law when there is a deep and growing impasse between the Ontario government and physicians.
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