November 17, 2022

Watch now: Specialists at your Fingertips Town Hall

Missed last week's Town Hall?

Watch the demos of eConsult and eReferral in Telus/PSS and Accuro on our website:

Featuring Drs. Vineet Nair and Daniel Pepe, Eric Tian, and team members from the eHealth Centre of Excellence. Thanks to facilitators Melissa Linseman, LMPCA Primary Care Transformation Lead, and Rachel Labonte, Practice Facilitation Lead, Middlesex London OHT.

And watch for our upcoming Town Halls in 2023!

Patient Care

Respiratory illnesses this fall*

Managing respiratory illnesses in children

Find a Compounding Pharmacy

Find a Pharmacy - Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada 

Prescribing Resources

In case you missed these ...

*Thank you to the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario for providing many of these curated links.

New: Clinically Appropriate Use of Virtual Care Guidelines for Primary Care

From Ontario Health, phase one of the ‘Clinically Appropriate Use of Virtual Care Guidance for Primary Care’ is intended to support you in "making deliberate and purposeful decisions in the planning and delivery of virtual care". More detailed virtual care guidance for primary care will be released in future, along with materials focused on other specialties and areas of care.


Also, watch Drs. David Kaplan and Risa Bordman (Primary Care Expert Panel members – Guidance for Clinically Appropriate Use of Virtual Care) speak about this document during the Nov. 9 Ontario Health Community of Practice session. Click here for the recording. 

Self care for health care providers - free from CMHA

Please consider sharing this with your office staff or your patients who work in the health care sector: CMHA launched its Your Health Space program to address employee burnout and promote health and safety practices.

Tell your story: primary care engagement in a regional primary care alliance (LMPCA)

Please consider participating in a research study conducted by Dr Shannon Sibbald and her team at Western University that aims to share the story and success of a regional primary care alliance (LMPCA) and explore primary care physician engagement. For more information and to participate, click hereIf you have questions, please contact Dr. Shannon Sibbald ( or Atharv Joshi ( Interviews will be a maximum of 30 minutes and a gift card will be provided as a thank you.

For your patients - free virtual self management groups in November/December

Please consider putting up these posters in your clinic in order to raise awareness of free virtual programs for your patients/clients/caregivers: Thames Valley FHT and Southwest Self Management Program.

If you would like posters, please download them by clicking the images below or contact

These virtual programs are led by qualified facilitators (pharmacists, dietitians, OTs, RNs, etc.)

Upcoming virtual programs

Best Weight: Participants learn how to become health-focused; receive practical strategies related to nutrition, activity level and health behaviours that influence weight and risk for other chronic diseases.

  • Dec. 5, 1:30-4:00 pm

Steady & Strong: Focus on falls prevention. Workshop benefits anyone over 65, those who worry about falling; feel unsteady when walking, standing or climbing stairs; have been informed that they are at higher risk for falls.

  • Dec. 8, 1:30-3:30 pm

For more free virtual groups for patients/clients, please ask your patients to visit Register for a Program 

( or use the QR codes in the poster above.

Getting the Most out of your Health Care Appointment: Patients learn how to prepare, what questions to ask and how to make sure they understand everything before they leave.

  • Nov. 26, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

For more workshops for patients/clients/caregivers and providers, please ask your patients to visit Self-Management Programs Network ( or use the QR code in the attached poster.

Education Opportunities

For more educational opportunities, please visit the LMPCA website: 

Infection Prevention & Control in Primary Care

November 23

Hosted by Hamilton FHT and Public Health Ontario. Find out more here.

When It's Time to Stop Driving

November 24, 12:00 pm

Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners presents Brain Matters series. View Poster

Caring for 2SLGBTQ People: Rainbow Health Ontario in conversation

November 24, 2:00 pm 

Rainbow Health Ontario is hosting an online panel to discuss current and future issues in 2SLGBTQ health care. French interpretation, ASL, and closed captioning will be provided. Register here!

Supporting Caregivers Supports Patients- The Critical Role of Primary Care in Preventing Caregiver Burnout

November 24

Primary care providers can play a key role in preventing burnout and enhancing caregiver well-being by initiating early interventions and connecting caregivers to support. Co-hosted by The Ontario Caregiver Organization and the Primary Care Collaborative, this webinar includes insights from a caregiver with lived experience, as well as examples of primary care initiatives across Ontario that are connecting caregivers to support. Register here.

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