Crisis in Family Medicine
There is a crisis in family medicine.
Many family physicians are burnt out, many are reducing their clinical hours, retiring early, or leaving the profession altogether. Fewer medical students are choosing to enter family medicine at a time when close to five million people in Canada do not have a regular family physician, and many people cannot access the care they need when they need it.
The CFPC continues to engage with decision makers and offer solutions to ensure family physicians can provide better care, while restoring the “joy of practice.”
The CFPC is listening, and hearing what members, the public, and the media are saying about the crisis in family medicine and the urgent issues facing primary care and family medicine. Recently we sent open letters to our members, informing them about what we are doing. We are issuing position papers on important topics including administrative and locum support, burnout, workforce supply, and compensation, among others. And we are having our voice heard at decision-making tables to address these issues and needs as quickly as possible.
Read our open letters
Dr. Lawrence C. Loh and Eric Mang, November 3, 2022
Dr. Lawrence C. Loh, October 20, 2022
Dr. Francine Lemire, September 19, 2022
Dr. Brady Bouchard and Dr. Francine Lemire, August 9, 2022
Read the position statement on Remuneration/Compensation.
Read the position statement on A Seat at the Table.
Read the position statement on National Physician Licensure.
Read the position statement on Locum Availability in Canada.
Read the position statement on Workforce Supply for Family Medicine in Canada.
Read the position statement on Physician Burnout in Canada.
Read the position statement on administrative support.