NEWS & FEATURES
Information for Family Physicians on Influenza
Family physicians see the majority of patients presenting to the health-care system with symptoms consistent with influenza. The flu season has begun in Ontario and is anticipated to peak over the coming weeks. There are several resources available through Public Health Ontario (PHO) which many will find helpful.
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Dr. Glenn Brown Welcomed as the OCFP's 61st President
On Nov. 24, the OCFP welcomed Dr. Glenn Brown of Kingston, Ont. as our 2016-18 President. During his installation, Dr. Brown spoke about the role family physicians play in the health-care system and what their College is doing to support them.
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Members' Forum Highlights
On Nov. 25, 2016, the OCFP Annual Members' Forum took place in Toronto, providing the opportunity for family physicians to interact with today's health-care leaders and learn how digital health technology is helping to support their practice and produce better health outcomes. While many audience questions were answered during the hour long discussion, there was not enough time to respond to all of them. Fortunately, our presenters were kind enough to provide responses to those that were left unaddressed.
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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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