Pulse on Family Medicine: Primary Care Policy Update


Information about policy matters affecting family physicians and the primary care system in Ontario.

Ontario's Plans for Health Reform

On Feb. 26, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine Elliott announced upcoming changes to our healthcare system.

How family doctors will fit in to these reforms is not yet clear. What is clear: family doctors must play a meaningful role in the changes ahead, both in system design and care delivery – family doctors are at the heart of the system that the government seeks to improve and ultimately central to success. 

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Election Report on Issues Not in the Spotlight

On June 7th, Ontarians head to the polls to elect the next provincial government. The OCFP - in partnership with the College of Family Physicians of Canada - asked Ontario's three political parties with members sitting in the last legislature to identify how they will support family physicians if elected.

There is much discussion in this election campaign about important health care issues such as wait times, hallway medicine, long-term care beds, and the long-awaited agreement between the OMA and the government. We wanted to delve into a few areas that are not receiving as much of the spotlight.

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