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Join Our Team! The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario is looking for a new board member to join our dynamic team! As a volunteer board director, you will have the opportunity to:  develop or refine your leadership and board governance skills learn about the challenges and resources of government relations  be a representative for...

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Belleville Steps Up Doctor Recruitment Efforts

It’s become a big challenge for communities across the province, and Belleville is no exception when it comes to attracting family physicians, so city council approved spending an additional $50,000 for the 2019 physician recruitment program at its meeting Monday at city hall with the goal of recruiting two more family doctors in...

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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 TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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...

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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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Nurse practitioners call on province for change to their profession

CEO of Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario in Sudbury to hear concerns Nurse practitioners have been a part of the healthcare system in Ontario for several decades, yet they say they still face barriers in their ability to provide complete care to their patients. A nurse practitioner has more advanced education than a...

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Frail seniors program in P.E.I. receives national recognition

The Caring for Older Adults at Home or in Community (COACH) program was recently recognized with the Canadian Frailty Network’s Conference Choice Frailty Innovation Award. The program was chosen by conference attendees out of the country’s top 30 programs dedicated to frailty in older adults. The COACH program currently supports more than 60...

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