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PATIENT VOICES

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

OCFP Annual Meeting of Members

The OCFP will host its 55th Annual Meeting of Members (AMM) on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA). The agenda, with proxy form, will be posted on November 2 on the OCFP website; items will include Director and Officer elections, presentation of Audited Financial Statements and reports from the President and CEO.

OCFP Annual Meeting of Members
November 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ballroom, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto

Stronger Together: Inspiring New Ways of Caring

October 23, 2017

The OCFP and the Ontario Hospital Association have jointly developed an Ideabook to showcase the many creative IdeaBook coverand successful initiatives that exist throughout Ontario which are designed to strengthen relationships between family physicians and hospitals, and the positive impact they are having on patient care.

These efforts to address the challenges patients face when they transition from one health-care setting to another can lead to better outcomes for patients, an enhanced patient experience, and higher quality care.

We are pleased to share this new resource - Stronger Together: Family Physicians and Hospitals Inspiring New Ways of Caring. [1.4 MB PDF]

Partnering for Change

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The OCFP is proud to be a partner of Change Day Ontario, part of a growing grassroots social movement that empowers individuals and teams to consider and do one thing that will improve compassionate quality care.

Change Day reminds us that we can make a difference through acts of change, big and small. It all starts with a pledge. Go to changedayontario.ca to make a pledge and join us in turning pledges into action.
Dr. Michael Malek

Not by Default: Family Medicine as a Calling

October 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Malek believes being a family physician is a calling, a conscious choice that's not to be made lightly. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. David Malek, and recalls tagging along on his father's hospital rounds and witnessing his strong devotion to his patients.

Read more about Dr. Malek, an OCFP Family Physician of the Year in 2016 - his work caring for patients and what he teaches younger doctors and would-be family doctors about avoiding burnout.

Navigating the Opioid Crisis

June 24, 2017

Recent actions by governments, regulators and other policymakers underline the urgency of the opioid crisis. With patients and families suffering greatly, we, the doctors on the front lines of this issue, are grappling with what recent and upcoming developments mean for our practices and especially how these changes affect patients living with complex issues related to pain. The OCFP is committed to helping family physicians continue to provide quality care at this critical time.

Read Dr. Glenn Brown's message to members and a Q&A with the OCFP Collaborative Mentoring Networks' Drs. Arun Radhakrishnan and Leah Skory.

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.