Primary Cares – News Digest: July 11, 2017

July 24th, 2017

Family Health Team  News 

2016/2017 Annual Report 

Peterborough Family Health Team provides you with an update on the great work that was done last year through our 2016/2017 Annual Report. Click HERE for details.

Welcoming New Team Members

Elizabeth Nichols is our summer student who will be working with patients to survey them on their experience in the local primary healthcare sector. Click HERE for Welcome Notice.
Jennifer Logan is a Nurse Practitioner who will start with us the week of July 17 and will be providing her services at The Peterborough Clinic. Click HERE for Welcome Notice

Quarterly Review 

With so much great information being shared through our Primary Cares – News Digest, we want to ensure you didn’t miss your chance to read about new programs, services, or clinical tools that are available to you. Click HERE to read the highlights from last quarter.

FHT Feature 

Exhibiting the talented staff and the exceptional programs and services of our Family Health Team. 

Introducing Clinical Support Services 

PFHT is happy to introduce the Clinical Support Services (CSS) team; formally known as Welcome Home.

While utilizing the “Health Links” philosophy of collaborating with community partners, CSS provides a number of services to patients with a goal to enhance access to primary care; bridge gaps that have been identified; and provide clinical support where needed.

Read more about our Clinical Support Services team, click HERE.

To review a sample of the CSS referral form, which can be located in your EMR, click HERE.  

City & County Care Circuit

Showcasing the exceptional community partners who provide excellent services to meet the healthcare needs of Peterborough residents.


The Nurse Practitioner (NP) led Clinic is located in the heart of the City of Peterborough and provides a variety of services to the community. The NPs work alongside registered nurses, social workers, a registered dietitian and others to assess and treat non-life threatening injuries or illnesses.

To read more about the VON360 clinic, CLICK HERE.

Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario  

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Data to Decisions e-Bulletin #62   

This edition of Data to Decisions provides you with information on PODS, a new tool for patients to feel empowered post-hospital discharge and much more. Click HERE for details.

Bright Lights Nominations 

If you feel that you have an outstanding team, partner or colleague nominate them today for the AFHTO Bright Lights award! Click HERE for details.

Health Care Organizations 

Peterborough Public Health
FYI – June 2017  

This edition of FYI highlights: 5 things for clinicians to know about Echinococcus multilocularis, Health Canada update on Mefloquine Safety, and much more. Click HERE for newsletter.

Health System Integration Update 

The Ministry of Health & Long-term Care share the latest update on the work supported by the Patients First Act, 2016. Click HERE for update.

Community Information & Updates 

VON Community Health Guide

Victorian Order of Nurses provide you with a great source for information about your local VON programs and services. Click HERE for details.

CMHA – Run for Mental Health 

Announcing the 2nd Annual Merrett Home Hardware “Run for Mental Health” taking place September 9, 2017 in Peterborough. To read more about this great cause, CLICK HERE.

CMHA Youth WRAP Workshop 

The CMHA will be facilitating a Youth Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) workshop that is designed for youth who would like to develop and implement wellness and coping tools in their life.

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE for referral form.

Fracture Link

Stay up-to-date on the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy. Click HERE for newsletter.

Physician Opportunities 

Locum with FHT 

How would you like to spend your summer working in the heart of cottage country and waking up to the sound of loons?

PFHT is currently seeking a locum primary care physician to provide fee-for-service care to the residents of North Kawartha. For details, click HERE

Opportunity for established practice: available immediately

There currently is an exciting opportunity for a primary care physician to join a well established, highly integrated Family Health Organization. This practice has a roster of 1450 patients of all ages and is based in a collaborative environment with 24 other family physicians. To read more about this excellent opportunity, click HERE.

Events, Conferences & Education Sessions for Clinicians 

Treating Poverty Training Event   

Registration Open, seating is limited

Poverty represents a significant and reversible risk factor for poor health. This practical and active learning Treating Poverty workshop is a CFPC Certified Group Learning. Additionally, it supports the development of relevant clinical skills, a deeper understanding of the federal & provincial income security systems and other related resources. Click HERE for registration.

Youth Mental Health: Anxiety & Depression Tool  

The Centre for Effective Practice introduces the Youth Mental Health: Anxiety & Depression Tool; a clinical tool developed to help primary care providers detect and manage youth patients with anxiety and depression. Click HERE for details.

Opioid Problem, Treatment Solutions  

CAMH has developed a free, 7-week online training course for healthcare providers to address training needs related to opioids. Click HERE for details.

Suicide: Facing the Difficult Topic Together  

A practical online module certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada will help to empower physicians with tools they require to address suicide prevention. Click HERE for details.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting   

This facilitator training will help you learn the skills to teach Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting, a universal program for parents of children from birth to 18 years of age. Click HERE for details.


EMR: Every Step Conference 
Sept. 28, 2017 in Toronto

This conference will offer 25 educational sessions and EMR training workshops with vendors of certified EMRs. Click HERE for details.

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