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March 07, 2017

Leading Canadian healthcare organizations team up to tackle long waits for specialist care

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today announced the next phase in a multi-year effort to improve patient access to timely specialist care.

March 2017

Connected Medicine: Enhancing Primary Care Access to Specialist Consult

The issue of long wait times for specialist care is one of the most significant problems facing health care in Canada.

    March 2017

    eNews March 2017: Chapter News

    The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) is now piloting 12 new Resiliency Education and Learning (REAL) Groups as part of a small group learning initiative designed to help members focus on the real topics that are relevant and timely to their practice.

      February 27, 2017

      The CFPC's position on the treatment and health care of incarcerated populations

      The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) released two position statements on the treatment and health care of incarcerated persons in Canadian correctional facilities.

      March 2017

      Associate members of the CFPC may now act as a primary referee for non-physician researchers and educators

      To recognize the important role our valued colleagues from disciplines outside of family medicine play in contributing to research and teaching in family medicine, the CFPC has approved a new approach for Associate membership: Existing Associate members may now act as a primary referee for non-physician researchers and family medicine educators who are applying for Associate membership.  

        February 23, 2017

        Steps to improving rural health care in Canada

        Individuals living in rural communities in Canada have long faced challenges in obtaining equitable access to health care services. They constitute 18% of the Canadian population but are served by only 8% of the physicians in Canada.

        February 22, 2017

        National Summit focuses on improving rural health care access and equity

        A national summit is being hosted today in Ottawa dedicated to improving health care access and equity in rural communities in Canada.

        February 22, 2017

        Thirteen Canadian health care organizations unite under one national framework for better patient care

        Ensuring Canadian doctors have access to the world’s best training model for patient care is a shared priority of 13 national and provincial health care organizations.

        February 15, 2017

        CFPC warns of detrimental health effects of U.S. travel restrictions

        The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is concerned about the impact to health resulting from the United States’ (US) Executive Order placing restrictions on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

        February 2017

        Call for Interest: Board Director nominations

        The CFPC’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee is now accepting applications for two Director-at-Large positions.

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