A Deeper Look into Our Complaints Data

Reading time: 7 minutes Over the next several issues of Dialogue, we take a closer look at our recent data to provide you with a window into the type of issues that come before the ICRC. We begin the series by profiling Clinical Communications.

Creating a Welcoming Space

Reading time: 5 minutes When it comes to patients identifying as sexual and gender minorities, what does a welcoming clinical environment look like? We provide some suggestions.

Election Results for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4

Reading time: 4 minutes The votes have been counted and the incumbents in all four districts will be returning to Council. We also welcome Dr. Ian Preyra who was acclaimed in District 4.

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.

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.

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Reading time: < 1 minute The College has set the direction for the years 2020-2025 with a new strategic plan.

Reducing the Risk of Receiving a Complaint

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Akbar Panju, a Vice Chair of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, provides some advice for reducing the likelihood of receiving a complaint from a patient.

The Patient Perspective Needs to be Heard at the Planning Table

Reading time: 2 minutes The unique knowledge and experiences of patients and families must be incorporated into how health-care policies, programs and decisions are designed and implemented, said Julie Drury, chair of the province’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.