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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

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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How Do We Better Prepare Ourselves to Deliver High-Quality Geriatric Care?

Guest blogger Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network and Architect of Ontario's Seniors Strategy, shares how OTN's Ontario Geriatrics Learning Centre offers free, practical, high-quality education in three topic areas - geriatric syndromes, common care issues and quality of life issues.
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Members' Forum Highlights

On Nov. 25, 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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