Colleagues, Welcome to the new email format for the Grey Bruce Primary Care Alliance! This email includes an invite to our next PCA meeting and a short Newsletter of info and events.
Next Grey Bruce PCA Meeting:

Dr Keith Dyke and Dr Elyse Savaria invites you to join us on Tuesday June 5 from 4:45-6 pm.

Dr. Tatiana Jevremovic, a primary care physician with a focused practice in Sport and Exercise will present (via OTN) and discuss the South West LHIN MSK strategy and Centralized referral system for specific Orthopedic conditions. This is a very important discussion and will change the way you refer for spine, hips, and knees. Please make every effort to attend.

Meeting Location:Owen Sound LHIN Office
                               Owen Sound Medical Complex
                               1415 1st ave west
                               Third Floor Suite 3009

You can phone into the OTN telephone line to join the conversation:

Join on Video OTN via Participant Event code: 79844751

4:45: Welcome and Introductions
4:50: Update on the Grey Bruce Sub Region Integration Table (SRIT)
5:00 : LHIN MSK strategy and Centralized Orthopedic Referrals
5:45: Question and answer period followed by closing remarks

Please visit the SWPCA website. It has all the latest LHIN updates including new and updates EMR documents. or click on the box above in right hand corner.
Have you ever tried an eConsult?

The co-chairs of the GBPCA have been working with Shelley Brown, Practice Management Consultant at OntarioMD to help providers understand the benefits of signing up for eConsult . Shelley has presented at a previous PCA meeting but is more than willing to come to your office.

eConsult allows you to send a secure electronic consultation regarding a problem to a specialist in our region or to any region in Ontario of your choosing.

The benefits of eConsult are to get your answer to a consultation question in a rapid manner which in turn may avoid the patient waiting for and/or needing an in person consultation with a specialist or assistance in managing their care until their appointment. Average response time for eConsult is 2.4 days. However, the fastest eConsult has been in 4 minutes. Regions that have used eConsult have shown up to a 40% reduction in the need for "in" person consults thus decreasing the wait time for specialists. There are 41 specialists in our region (LHIN 2) using eConsult and more coming on everyday. If there is a specialist you would like to see on eConsult, please let Shelley know and she can approach them to come onboard.

Family Physicians can bill OHIP for the eConsultation (K738) ($16.00 ) and specialist bill OHIP on a time interval. The sign up process is quite simple and Shelley has done her best to make it easy for all physicians to be signed up. 

Please email Dr. Keith Dyke at or Shelley Brown at for more information .
MSK Community of Practice: Primary Care Provider Engagement (June 6, 2018 7:30 - 8:30) (Pre-registration required)
Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming Community of Practice (CoP) scheduled for June 6 th 2018. This webinar will focus on engaging our Primary Care Provider colleagues and speaking to any questions they have regarding their role in the provision of MSK care.
We request that you forward this notification to any primary care providers who we may not have captured in this emails list of recipients and also ask that you please forward their contact details to our inbox so we can add them to our distribution list.
During this webinar questions will be answered by the provincial clinical leads (Dr. Jeffrey Gollish or Dr. Raja Rampersaud), and members from the MSK Project team.
Wednesday, June 06, 07:30 – 08:30
We encourage you to invite the stakeholders within your LHIN who will be directly involved with the implementation work and those who will work within the new model. This includes Primary Care leads at the LHIN level, and if possible at the sub-region level that are now or will in the near future, provide MSK care. 
Please RSVP as soon as possible through the registration link. You will not be able to participate in the webinar without prior registration.
Speakers will include :
Dr. Jeff Gollish, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sunnybrook’s Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre and Provincial Clinical Lead Hip & Knee;
Dr. Raja Rampersaud, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, UHN, and Provincial Clinical Lead for ISAEC;
If you have any questions related to the webinar, you may contact the ARTIC MSK Program team at
ARTIC MSK Program Team

Have questions regarding MAID?
Welcome Julie Campbell NP as the new MAID Navigator for the LHIN.

Contact Julie for questions regarding provision of MAID in Grey Bruce