Concurrent Sessions

F6 But I’m Only One Person: Supporting the Lead Physician Through an Interdisciplinary “Collaborative Care Group”

Theme 6. Leadership and governance in a changing environment

Presentation Details

  • Date: 10/18/2016
  • Concurrent Session F
  • Time: 11:45am – 12:30pm
  • Room: Pier 5
  • Style: Presentation (information provided to audience, with opportunity for audience to ask question)
  • Focus: Practical (e.g. Presentation on how to implement programs and/or practices in the team environment)
  • Target Audience: Leadership (ED, clinical lead, board chair, board member, etc.), Clinical providers

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the role and benefits of the Markham FHT’s “Collaborative Care Group (CCG)”
  2. Hear practical examples of how the CCG is integrated
  3. Recognize the benefits to the Lead Physician (LP) and Executive Director (ED) in sharing FHT clinical oversight through the CCG
  4. Learn how to implement a similar group at your FHT


Approximately 15 program reviews are conducted annually, as well as 9 clinical role reviews on a biennial basis. Sharing the clinical leadership responsibility of the FHT among CCG members ensures the burden of this does not fall to the Lead Physician alone. The LP looks to group members to provide insight and guidance for all FHT clinical processes, while remaining accountable to the organization on deliverables.  The multi-disciplinary membership also ensures that the FHO/IHP group has representation in decision-making, and a venue for 2-way communication.


  • Lisa Ruddy, RN, Clinical Program Manager, Markham FHT
  • Allan Grill, MD, CCFP, MPH, FCFP, CCPE, Lead Physician, Markham FHT, Markham FHT
  • David Marriott, Executive Director, Markham FHT