A Leader in Care, Compassion and Continuous Improvement

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Georgina Wilcock, a Scarborough obstetrician and gynecologist, has worked tirelessly to help people new to Canada navigate our health system to ensure they receive the best care possible.

Unhoused

Reading time: 12 minutes For the thousands of Ontarians who are either suffering from absolute homelessness or are precariously housed, access to health care can be problematic.

Provide your Feedback on OHP Standards

Reading time: 3 minutes Council released for consultation a redesigned and revised set of draft standards for out of hospital premises (OHPs). The standards are part of a larger effort to re-evaluate the program.

Human Rights in the Provision of Health Services — Consultation

Reading time: 4 minutes A draft policy that sets expectations for physicians regarding the provision of health services in accordance with accessibility and human rights legislation is now out for consultation.

Medical Assistance in Dying — Consultation

Reading time: 3 minutes Physicians are being asked to participate in the Medical Assistance in Dying policy consultation — the first comprehensive review of the policy since its initial approval in 2016.

Specialist Recognition

Reading time: 2 minutes Council approved an updated Specialist Recognition policy that clarifies eligibility requirements, streamlines content, and is more concise and user-friendly.

Tips for Quality Improvement Initiatives

Reading time: 5 minutes Participating in Quality Improvement initiatives can allow physicians to achieve measurable changes that make a real difference to patients’ experience.

Biliary Atresia Screening

Reading time: 4 minutes In November, Newborn Screening Ontario will begin providing parents with a tool to use at home to help them identify when something might be wrong with their baby.

Clearing the Air

Reading time: 4 minutes Choosing Wisely Canada launched a campaign reminding physicians that diagnosing asthma and COPDs starts with a spirometry and bronchodilator response test.

Deprescribing: A Clinical Challenge

Reading time: 4 minutes Knowing how to safely reduce inappropriate medications may be an increasingly essential skill for physicians — nearly one-half of older adults take five or more drugs.

Nuanced Conversations and Deprescribing

Reading time: 3 minutes In order for deprescribing to be successful, it’s essential physicians understand the values of their patients and align deprescribing with the patient’s priorities.

System Stretched to the Limit

Reading time: 4 minutes The College is committed to continuing to find innovative ways to address physician shortage issues and the care backlog, writes Registrar/CEO Dr. Nancy Whitmore.