Innovation in Primary Care

The Innovation in Primary Care (IPC) series aims to foster collaboration and idea sharing among Chapters and among family physicians across the country so they can benefit from others’ experiences, knowledge, and best practices.

The series highlights local innovations and approaches to health care that are working well. Each Canadian case study focuses on a specific situation, including the problem addressed, strategies used, goals achieved, and lessons learned.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada and its Advisory Committee on Family Practice developed the IPC series to give individuals and teams opportunities to showcase innovations in care that they have introduced in their local jurisdictions of practice and to open the possibility of scaling up these ideas. The series launched in January 2017 with its first issue, Effective Primary/Secondary Interface, and is published annually.

New release: For the latest issue, Integration of Pharmacists Into Interprofessional Teams, the CFPC has partnered with the Canadian Pharmacists Association to highlight exemplary instances of interaction and engagement involving family physicians and pharmacists across Canada.

Cases from Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Ontario demonstrate how family physicians and pharmacists can work together and share resources to address challenges such as fragmented care; access to timely and reliable drug information and management; safe prescribing; coordination of community services; and more to provide high-quality patient care and improve patient satisfaction. Check out the new issue below.

If you have an innovative model or practice that you would like to share, or if you would like to provide feedback on the series, please send an email to: [email protected].

New: April 2019

Integration of Pharmacists Into Interprofessional Teams
Integration of Pharmacists Into Interprofessional Teams
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View past issues of IPC:

2018 March
Caring for Unattached and Marginalized Patients

2017 January
Effective Primary/Secondary Interface


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