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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated Nov. 22, 2021

This page will provide updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they become available. The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for primary care, along with posters. A website for healthcare providers is now live. You can also access information for the public on their site.

OCFP recognises AFHTO members at 2021 Awards Ceremony

AFHTO congratulates physicians in our member family health teams who were recognized on Wednesday, November 11, 2021, at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2021 Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations to all those recognized this year:

Dr. Barb Zelek of Marathon FHT, named 2021 Reg. L Perkin Ontario Family Physician of the Year as well as Regional Family Physician of the Year

Family Medicine Resident of the Year – Ontario’s Rising Star

Implementing Social Interventions in Primary Care

According to research published in in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ November 08, 2021 193 (44)), most family physicians now report that they engage in some degree of social intervention in the management of patients. However, outside of community health centres, social interventions are still not a routine part of primary care practice and are not yet considered “standard of care.”

To read more, visit: Implementing social interventions in primary care (CMAJ)

Bruyère Receives Award in Innovation from CAN Health

Retrieved from Bruyère Receives Award in Innovation from CAN Health on November 8, 2021.

Today, Bruyère is pleased to accept the CAN Health Network’s Disrupter of the Year Award.

The Disruptor of the Year Award recognizes health care operators who championed CAN Health’s mission of breaking down traditional barriers, helping Canadian companies introduce innovative solutions across the country.

Tough nuts to crack: The Burlington FHT Physiotherapy team during the pandemic


 GLAD Canada is a 7-week program of education and exercise for people with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee. The program was developed in Denmark in 2013 and was first licensed in Canada in 2016. It is now offered at over 200 public and private sites across the country. 
 

‘Decrease wait times’ focus behind Georgina's nurse practitioner clinic that director promises will be 'gorgeous'

York Region News article published November 2, 2021

By Amanda Persico

Same location, brand-new clinic. 

The Georgina Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (GNPLC) will soon be returning to its former location on Dalton Road in Sutton.

Annual Report 2021 (Post-Pandemic Primary Care: Respond, Recover, Rebuild)

It has been a challenging 20 months, and primary care teams have been leaders.

Throughout this pandemic, teams adjusted to new circumstances and continued to provide comprehensive care while extending reach to support their communities. They were leaders in organizing assessment centres, conducting tests, and administering COVID-19 vaccines. They collaborated with their partners to help keep communities safe, while keeping their doors open to provide care to their patients and others who needed it most.