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Canadian Nurses Association and Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario release joint statement on province’s plan to create health-care ‘super agency’

The Ontario government has announced its plan to create Ontario Health, a large publicly funded health-care agency that will consolidate the province’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks and six other health agencies. The province claims the move will end hallway health care, improve collaboration and focus more sharply on meeting patient needs. Mike...

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Health Quality Ontario has posted a health technology assessment with a recommendation on Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Based on our findings, the following recommendation is being made:Health Quality Ontario, under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, recommends publicly funding guided internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for mild to moderate...

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RN prescribing: seeking your feedback on proposed regulation changes

Earlier this month, the College of Nurses of Ontario’s (CNO’s) Council approved draft regulations that will: permit RNs to prescribe certain medication and communicate diagnoses for the purpose of prescribing; and impact nursing practice related to dispensing and administering medications. We are collecting feedback on the draft regulation from December 20, 2018 to February 18,...

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Clinician Survey of Pain Education Interests and Preferences

The University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP) is committed to advancing pain practices by linking clinicians and researchers through education. Prior research has identified important improvements in clinical pain management through continuing education. The UTCSP is presently conducting a 10-minute online survey of clinicians to better understand their pain...

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OCFP Palliative Mentor Program

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is pleased to let you know about the launch of a mentoring program to support clinicians in the delivery of high-quality Palliative and End-of -Life Care. This new mentoring network builds on the successful work of the OCFP’s existing and well-established mentoring networks in mental health and...

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New Monitoring Regulations for Medical Assistance in Dying

As of Nov. 1, 2018, the Government of Canada’s new Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) regulations are effect. The new regulations outline what information needs to be reported after a Nurse Practitioner (NP) receives a written request for MAID. In cases where a medically assisted death has occurred (clinician and self-administered cases), the reporting requirements...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Thunder Bay Booster Day

    May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Biosimilars for IBD: Making the Transition

    May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Department of Medicine Day

    May 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  4. ECHO Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship

    May 29 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  5. Medical Cannabis: Laying out the Evidence

    May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. New Perspectives in Limb Preservation: A One-Day Symposium

    May 31 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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