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.

Opioid Prescribing

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Steve Bodley, past president of the CPSO, discusses legacy patients, guidelines and the importance of patient buy-in.

Women in Medicine

Reading time: 5 minutes The number of female physicians will outnumber their male counterparts by 2030, projects a College report that has analyzed physician demographics in Ontario.

Close Up – Chief Medical Advisor

Reading time: 5 minutes Dr. Sheila Laredo is leading the College’s team of Medical Advisors, a group of doctors who have become more tightly integrated in the work of the College. We spoke to Dr. Laredo about how she and her team members are being used to best effect within medical regulation.

New Process Offers Effective Resolution

Reading time: 2 minutes When the College receives a complaint, we always review it carefully before deciding how to proceed. If the matter appears to be a low-risk concern, our new Alternative Dispute Resolution process may be the most suitable process.

Striving for Balance

Reading time: 4 minutes How much regulatory force is actually needed to achieve a desired effect? That is the question posed by a framework recently adopted by the College.