FAMILY MEDICINE MATTERS

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

NEW - OCFP BLOG

Can Family Doctors Help Shape a Healthy Society? In her new blog OCFP President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery examines the role family doctors have in shaping a society where patients can live their best lives.
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Attention Members: Important Mainpro+ Changes and Dates

The College of Family Physicians of Canada is launching the Mainpro+ platform on June 27. Members should report all of your outstanding credits by June 19, as the QuickConnect system will not be available after June 20. It will resume service as Cert+ on June 27.
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Mainpro+ Changes for CPD Provders

In preparation for upcoming transition to the new Mainpro+ platform, CPD providers are reminded of the following dates:

  • May 30 - Deadline to submit program applications for approval.
  • June 13 - Deadline to submit ethical reviews. 
Program applications and ethical reviews will resume on June 27, following the launch of Mainpro+. Please contact quickconnect@cfpc.ca with any questions.

Practising Wisely for Better Patient Care

Practising Wisely is a new OCFP workshop that focuses on "too much medicine." This soon-to-be-launched program builds on the OCFP's popular program Don't Just Do Something, Stand There! and the thinking behind Choosing Wisely Canada. To find out more, check out this Q&A with Course Director Dr. Jennifer Young.
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Medically-Assisted Dying

On April 14, 2016, the federal government tabled legislation on medically-assisted dying. The bill will go to committee for further study, before going to the House of Commons and Senate to be passed into law by June 6, 2016. 

The OCFP recently surveyed members about medically-assisted death to help identify which education and resources are needed to support family doctors with these discussions and whether they intend to provide medically-assisted death to patients. 
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