Speak Up For Your Practice Needs!

The Centre for Effective Practice and the OCFP are looking for family doctors to take part in focus groups related to new clinical tools. Register with Centre for Effective Practice to indicate your interest and receive more details about teleconferences and other opportunities. Tool development expertise is not required – just an interest in improving the tools available to support your practice.


Clinical Tools and Resources for Primary Care

CORE Neck Tool and Headache Navigator - Centre for Effective Practice

This tool includes guides on assessing patient history and conducting a thorough physical examination as well as recommendations for pain management and identifying when referrals are necessary. The Headache Navigator is based on the guideline and quick reference algorithm for the primary care management of adult headache produced by Towards Optimized Practice (TOP). Links to support additional resources for headache management are also provided.

Keywords: neck dominant, arm dominant, shoulder pain, red flags, yellow flags, pain management, neuro-imaging, migraine, cluster, tension type, Clinically Organized Relevant Exam, CEP


The Clinical Tools and Resources listing links primary care providers with information that may aid in their clinical decision making. In most cases, these resources are created by third parties. The Ontario College of Family Physicians accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the information provided. Users are required to use their own clinical judgement when dealing with the individual patient.

The OCFP has attempted to provide up-to-date materials for clinician use while recognizing that the rapid evolution of materials may result in the information provided becoming outdated. Users are encouraged to consult the original sources for updated versions as they become available and for further information about the individual resource, its terms of use and limitations. Inclusion in the listing does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP.