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December 2, 2014

Canada needs federal leadership to accelerate health innovation and improve system performance

Thirty-nine national health-care organizations that comprise the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) issued a consensus statement today calling for the federal government to embrace the Canadian Way of addressing national health issues through compassion, consensus, and collaboration.

October 28, 2015

Canada’s ‘Top Docs’ Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Patients, Communities and Advancing Family Medicine

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) today announced the 2015 Family Physicians of the Year, the national recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Award. The CFPC will present the awards on Tuesday, November 10th as part of its annual Family Medicine Forum in Toronto.

November 3, 2014

Canada’s 2014 ‘Top Docs’ in Family Medicine to be Honoured with Prestigious Award

(Mississauga, ON, November 5, 2012) – The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Family Physicians of the Year with the announcement of the 2012 recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Award.

September 28, 2011

Canada’s future physicians make choices to ensure personal –professional life balance

(Ottawa, Ont., September 28, 2011) — Data released today from the medical student and resident component of the 2010 National Physician Survey (NPS) shows Canada’s future physicians want to work smarter to meet the growing and increasingly complex health care needs of Canadians.

October 2013

Canada’s Largest Physician Survey Flags a Lack of Patient Care Resources and Workforce Planning

New data released from the 2013 National Physician Survey (NPS) show that physicians are concerned over gaps in our health care system that may be adversely affecting patient care.

June 27, 2011

Canada’s largest physician survey warns of chronic illness impact on the Health Care System

 New data released today from the 2010 National Physician Survey (NPS) shows that, in spite of improvements in some areas, Canada’s doctors are finding it increasingly challenging to meet the changing health care needs of the ever growing number of Canadians living with chronic and complex medical conditions.

May 28, 2012

Canadian Family Medicine Research Team: Finalist in International Awards Competition

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) congratulates Dr Janusz Kaczorowski and the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) working group for their family medicine research paper that was a finalist in the Research Paper of the Year category at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group Improving Health Awards 2012 on May 23, 2012. Dr Kaczorowski is Professor and Director of Research, the Dr Sadok Besrour Chair in Family Medicine, and GSK-CIHR Chair in Optimal Management of Chronic Disease, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Montreal. The CHAP working group includes family medicine researchers Drs. Cheryl Levitt, Lisa Dolovich, and Tina Karwalajtys from McMaster University; Dr William Hogg at the University of Ottawa; and Dr Karen Tu at the University of Toronto.

August 2017

Canadian Family Physician blog space

To launch this new feature, CFP has invited some leading family medicine thinkers, writers, and activists from across the country to contribute regular blog posts on various issues of importance to Canadian family physicians and their patients.

    October 10, 2012

    Canadian health care not meeting the needs of rural maternity care providers and patients

    (Ottawa, ON, October 10, 2012) – Rural maternity care services in Canada are under stress due to reduced or eliminated service levels leading to increased stress, personal costs and negative delivery outcomes. New approaches are needed to support collaborative, integrated, and safe care for mothers and newborns in rural Canada, as well as for the physicians and other health professionals who serve in rural and remote communities. This is the finding addressed in the new Joint Position Paper on Rural Maternity Care issued today by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the Canadian Association of Midwives, and the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses.

    May 15, 2012

    Celebrating World Family Doctor Day – May 19, 2012

    As a member of the World Family Doctor Organization (Wonca) the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) joins with our international colleagues to celebrate World Family Doctor Day 2012 and acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuous health care for all of our patients.

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