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Call for Clinical Leads
The Centre for Effective Practice is seeking family physician clinical leads to help develop tools for COPD and child and youth mental health.
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Nov. 24-26, in Toronto. Stay tuned for more details.
WHO Recognizes St. Micheal's FHT
During an event at the 69th World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization recognized St. Michael's Academic Family Health Team as an example of integrated and people-centred health care.
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Tools for Practice:
Clinical Question #164: How effective are alpha-blockers in reducing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)?
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Clinical Question #165: Which drug lowers blood pressure (BP) best in patients with resistant hypertension?
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June 2016
President's Blog
2015-16 OCFP President Dr. Sarah Newbery

Family Doctors and Transitions in Care

OCFP President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery discusses the importance of transitions in care and what family doctors can be doing to best manage these transitions.

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Pulse on Family Medicine

Update on Medical Assistance in Dying

 
On June 17, 2016, the federal government's Bill C-14 became law. Physicians and nurse practitioners are legally permitted to assist in the death of a competent and consenting adult with a grievous and irremediable medical condition who is suffering intolerably and whose death is reasonably foreseeable.
 
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Caring for Transgender Patients
Family physicians play an important role in ensuring transgender patients receive respectful, effective and appropriate health care. However according to a 2015 TransPulse Project survey of transgender patients in Ontario, approximately half of respondents reported feelings of discomfort discussing transgender health issues with their doctor.  

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Mainpro+ Update with Dr. Mike Sylvester
The College of Family Physicians of Canada is launching its new Mainpro+ platform on June 27, 2016. To learn more about the changes check out this Q&A with CFPC Regional Educator Dr. Mike Sylvester.

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OTN eConsult Powers Quicker Responses From Specialists

Family physicians and nurse practitioners can now get a response to their clinical questions in less than five days thanks to eConsult, a Ministry of Health and Long Term Care funded service available through the Ontario Telemedicine Network.

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Lyme Disease Resources from PHO

Public Health Ontario
(PHO) works closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide updated evidence, resources and guidance on Lyme disease surveillance, prevention and control.

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On the Bulletin Board 
 
Find out about calls for participation on committees and focus groups, upcoming conferences and new reports and other resources on the OCFP's online bulletin board .
Currently on the board:
  • Ontario Family Practice Organizational Survey - Consultation
  • Request for Input: Primary Care Policy-Ready Paper on Child and Youth Mental Health
  • HQO Recommendation for a Retinal Prosthesis System for Advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Share Your Feedback: Draft Recommendation for Public Funding for a Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Public Health Ontario Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice
  • Request for Feedback on Web-Based Trans Primary Care Guide