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Courtesy Calls

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO’s adoption of a process that allows us to flag low-risk issues of concern to physicians appears to correlate with a reduction in the number of investigations being conducted.

Social Media Consultation

Reading time: 4 minutes A draft policy now out for consultation addresses the unique risks social media platforms present for physicians to navigate. We’d appreciate hearing your thoughts on the issue.

Third Party Medical Reports

Reading time: 3 minutes Council approved a policy containing expectations reflecting the range of physician involvement in third party matters. The policy reflects feedback from the external consultation.

Medical Education and Training Expectations

Reading time: 3 minutes Council approved a policy that sets expectations for physicians involved in providing medical education and training. The updated policy reflects feedback heard during an external consultation.

June 2021 Council at a Glance

Reading time: < 1 minute We provide highlights from our two-day virtual annual Financial meeting of Council, which was held in mid-June.

Post-Pandemic Care

Reading time: 6 minutes What should post-pandemic health care look like? More virtual care and greater equity were some of the hopes shared by health-care experts at the Choosing Wisely National meeting.

A Pandemic Silver Lining

Reading time: 3 minutes If the pandemic has a silver lining, it’s the opportunity it presents to get rid of low value care, an audience at the Choosing Wisely National Meeting heard.

An Advocate for Equity

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. Sharon Bal, a Cambridge family physician, is a tireless advocate for equity in medicine, especially when it comes to patient access to treatment and care throughout Ontario’s health system.

Oversight of PAs a Good Fit

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Judith Plante explains why CPSO is supportive of its new responsibility in providing oversight of physician assistants and next steps to bringing them into the College.

New Opportunities for Growth

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore, College Registrar, writes of new opportunities for change and growth presenting themselves to the College and to physicians.

Quality Improvement Program — One Year Later

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO surveyed 530 physicians about their experience in the program, including the time commitment, data sources of greatest value and value of peer feedback.

Practice Through a New Lens

Reading time: 7 minutes Three physicians describe their experiences with the Quality Improvement Program and the different ways it re-energized their approach to practise.

CPSO to Regulate Physician Assistants

Reading time: 4 minutes Making PAs a member of CPSO is appropriate, in line with the College’s commitment to right-touch regulation and will ensure safe quality care for Ontario’s patients.

Rise of Infodemics

Reading time: 5 minutes As COVID-19 has run rampant through society, so, too, has false information about the virus. Timothy Caulfield shares his views at the national meeting of Choosing Wisely.

Caring for your Trans Patients

Reading time: 15 minutes What are some biases that doctors might bring when seeing trans patients, how can they manifest, and what would make for better, affirming transgender care?