London Middlesex Primary Care
COVID-19 Update
December 3 2020
Updated! Primary care activities separated out by tiers in Ontario's COVID-19 Framework:

  • Green-prevent
  • Yellow-protect
  • Orange-restrict
  • Red-control
COVID-19 kits for people in need

If you know of patients in need, email tvfht.covid-19@thamesvalleyfht.ca with the number of kits you will need. Each kit contains:

  • Non-medical masks
  • COVID-19 tip sheet
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Hand sanitizer, hand and dish soap
  • Kleenex and toilet paper
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Snack item and a gift certificate for groceries

Many thanks to the London Middlesex Community Support Services Network and United Way!
Ordering PPE

Find out how to get emergency and non-urgent PPE, and how to conserve PPE by downloading this poster!
Healthcare providers VirtualCareTM and Consult Line

If you work in a long term care home or retirement home, Ontario Health has a FREE VirtualCareTM and Consult Line for you. These resources will support primary care providers, NPs, and medical directors working in long-term care and retirement homes to deliver best practice recommendations, and to reduce treatment delays and unnecessary transfers to hospitals, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supports include:
  • 24 hour / 7 day a week, access to general internal medicine consults (e.g. interpreting test results, choosing pharmaceutical treatments, etc.)
  • Connections to specialists on-call to discuss cases and develop treatment plans
  • Interactions with residents, family members, and employees to get direction on care
  • Receiving written consult notes for a medical chart from a specialist through secure email

Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and medical directors can either:
New COVID Resources

How to Care for Ambulatory Patients with Respiratory Tract Infections: A Toolkit for Using Antibiotics Wisely in the Era of COVID-19 and Virtual Care, from Choosing Wisely

COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physicians

Please join in on Friday, December 11th (8:00-9:00am ET) for the twelfth in the series 'Changing the way we work'. This session will focus on the COVID-19 vaccine, public health collaboration, and supporting our teams.
 
Moderator:
  • Dr. Tara Kiran, Toronto, ON
Guest Speakers:
  • Dr. David Kaplan, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Liz Muggah, Ottawa, ON
Panelists:
  • Dr. Jeff Kwong, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Trevor Arnason, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Lee Donohue, Ottawa, ON


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits. The COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physician includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+ credits, for up to a total of 18 credits.
Impact of COVID on Primary Care

Please see attached Suggested In-Person Primary Care Services memo recommended by the Ontario Health West Primary Care Council.
If there are non-hospital COVID-19 related issues/solutions in your region, please escalate them to your
Regional Pandemic Clinical Lead
(tasked by Ontario Health West to facilitate, coordinate, and engage with stakeholders for the pandemic response within the SW LHIN area RE: primary care/vulnerable populations)...structure HERE.
Dr. Gordon Schacter
London-Middlesex
Co-Chair, SW Prim Care/Vulnerable Pop'n Response