We're Moving – the ACFP Office Will Be Closed May 29-31, 2013
The ACFP office will be closed May 29-31, 2013. All services (online and telephone) will be unavailable during this time. The ACFP office will re-open Monday, June 3.
Attention CPD Providers
: please ensure you manage your accreditation needs accordingly.
An Article From the CFPC – You've Got Mail! What Family Physicians Should Know Before Hitting "Send"
Strategies that encourage user-friendly access to information and care for patients beyond traditional office visits are widely used. These FAQs on email communication with patients
identifies the legal risks family physicians face when emailing their patients; issues around privacy and security of personal information; and timeliness issues of email communication.
Take the National Physician Survey
The National Physician Survey
(NPS) launched in April 2013, and we encourage all physicians in Canada to participate. This is your chance to provide important information that will help shape the future of healthcare in Canada. The survey
will take only 10 – 15 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain confidential. By completing the NPS, you are eligible to earn 2 Mainpro-C and 2 M1 credits and a chance to win $1000.
A Doctor's Letter to His Patients
On April 1st, the Edmonton Journal published a letter from an assistant clinical professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and the University of Alberta, Dr. Mark Ewanchuk. Dr. Mark Ewanchuk’s letter to his patients
is a powerful statement on how physicians have faced instability in the health care system and how our colleagues have coped. Our primary focus is always to provide the best possible care to our patients despite having to work around the challenges within the system. Share this letter with your friends, family, patients, and colleagues. Share it via FB, retweet it, print it and post it in your clinic.
Let the physician voice be heard. http://bit.ly/doctorsletter
~ ACFP Executive Board
Physicians Needed for HQCA Study
The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) is undertaking a study to gain a greater understanding of what contributes to high quality, comprehensive primary healthcare in Alberta.
This study is part of a broader national and international collaboration, and will enable comparison of the unique developments in Alberta with a diversity of practice and healthcare delivery models across Canada and 30 other countries.
This study is supported by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP)
Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students Provide Valuable Data for Medical Education
Residents and medical students provided comprehensive data regarding their current medical education as well as their priorities and plans for the future.
Minister Horne’s Primary Health Care Bulletin
The Health Minister issues bulletin #5 on Primary Health Care.
The Health Minister issues bulletin #4 on Primary Health Care. Take a moment to read ACFP's response to Alberta Health's FCC Application Kit - Wave 1.
The Health Minister issues bulletin #3
on Primary Health Care. A draft application kit on Family Care Clinics (FCCs)
has been released and the ministry is looking for stakeholder feedback. To provide feedback click on the Application Kit Stakeholder Engagement Questionnaire.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information
The Canadian Institute for Health Information releases its annual report Supply, Distribution and Migration of Canadian Physicians.
Minister Horne’s Primary Health Care Bulletin – November 2012
The Health Minister issues another bulletin on Primary Health Care
. It provides a brief update on primary health care initiatives.
Minister Horne states, “Alberta’s primary health care initiative is about raising the bar and using all our resources to improve access and achieve better health outcomes.” Please see the Minister’s PHC Bulletin for additional details on the meeting and the initiative.
ACFP board members’ and stakeholders’ responses to the AMA’s vision for FCCs
have been collected and compiled. We heard from academic representatives, medical students, executive members, representatives from standing committees, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Overall, the ACFP and the CFPC saw great parallels between the principles of the CFPC vision for the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH)
and the key principles of FCCs. Read more of the ACFP's response and download the complete response summary now