Council Elections — Spring Forward!!

Reading time: 2 minutes In an effort to improve the election process, Council recently voted to change the timing of CPSO elections from the fall to the spring, beginning this year.

Circulation of By-laws

Reading time: 2 minutes Council approves 2020 budget and proposes to make two by-laws.

eConsult Allows Doctors to Tap into Prompt Advice from Specialists

Reading time: 4 minutes The Ontario eConsult Program enables requesting primary health care providers to ask clinical questions to a specialist electronically and receive a response within days, often eliminating the need for an in-person patient.

Filling a Gap in Opioid Education

Reading time: 5 minutes Helping clinicians acquire the skills to improve pain and opioid management is a priority. The University of Toronto and McMaster programs show that the right e-Learning offers an effective prescription for progress.

Succession Planning will Help Prevent Abandoned Records

Reading time: 2 minutes The Information and Privacy Commissioner has set out some steps to help health-care custodians keep the health information of their patients private and safe.

Closing a Medical Practice

Reading time: 2 minutes What steps can a physician take when closing his or her practice in order to minimize the impact on patients? Read about our new policy.

The Benefits of Participation

Reading time: 7 minutes We invite you to contribute your knowledge, skills and expertise to keep medical regulation healthy and thriving. In fact, we currently have opportunities available on several committees.
And if you are unsure about whether a particular committee is a good fit for you, read what some current committee members have to say about what they enjoy about the committees that they sit on.

How Do You Measure Hope?

Reading time: 8 minutes In the First Nations opioids epidemic, progress comes when addressing root causes and driving meaningful outcomes.

Continuity of Care

Reading time: 7 minutes With your help, we have developed expectations that address continuity of care issues. These expectations better reflect the realities of practice, while retaining important requirements of the profession that further our goal of ensuring patient safety.

When your Rostered Patient Seeks Care Elsewhere

Reading time: 2 minutes Has your rostered patient sought care elsewhere? It can be frustrating, but don’t react in anger. Instead communicate with your patient to ensure that they understand the obligations within a rostered relationship.

One Issue Per Visit Strategy Could Pose a Safety Risk

Reading time: 3 minutes Restricting your patient to addressing one-issue per visit can pose a risk. It requires patients to triage their own health issues – something many patients are not capable of doing.

Communication Lessons from a TV Doctor

Reading time: 5 minutes The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has developed a series of workshops and programs taught at medical schools.