Primary Care Virtual Community (April 2019)

Thu, April 25, 2019

The Change Foundation has convened a Primary Care Virtual Community on behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario. The virtual session held in April 2019, was the first in a 4-part webinar series. This session builds on the momentum from an inaugural webinar on Primary Care and Health System Change that was held in Nov. 2018.

The virtual community reflects participants who work in broadly diverse domains in primary care: Physicians, nurses, administrators (executive directors of FHT’s and CHCs), academics, quality improvement experts, and sector organizations like OCFP, and the Section of General and Family Practice, etc.

Within the session Dr. Robert Varnam, GP and Head of General Practice Development at NHS England, shared his learning on the journey that the UK underwent in health system transformation where primary care was at the center of reforms. The community was engaged on how the learning can be applied within Ontario.

The recording of our session is available here.  The session’s slide deck and a summary of the discussion are below.  All resources are to be used and shared as you deem helpful. The material enclosed reflects the voice of the community itself.  
Feedback from the session was invaluable, with an acknowledgement of the importance of continuing the discussion and using the virtual platform to do so. Building on this momentum, the next virtual community meeting will be held on June 26th, 2019. The time will be determined after you respond to the survey below because we want to pick a time that works best for you.

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See below for the April 25th Primary Care Virtual Community summary documents: