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South West Primary Care Alliance

Grey Bruce

Sub-Region Team

  • Dr. Keith Dyke - Sub-region Clinical Lead
  • Samantha Colwell - Sub-region Director, South West LHIN
  • Bob Small - Director, Home & Community Care, South West LHIN
  • Rose Peacock - Health System Planner, South West LHIN
  • Alexa Attard - Executive Assistant, South West LHIN

Newsletter Update - October 2018

Grey Bruce Primary Care Newsletter from Co-chairs - Dr. Keith Dyke or Shelley Brown

Next Grey Bruce PCA Meeting in Conjunction with FIT Dinner Meeting:

Dr. Keith Dyke and Dr. Elyse Savaria invite you to join us on Wednesday October 17 at Stone Tree Golf and Fitness.

Register here

6:00pm: Welcome and Introductions
6:10pm - 8:00pm: Transition to FIT Dinner Event

Please visit the SWPCA website. It has all the latest LHIN updates including new and updates EMR documents.

Other upcoming events

A Wound Care Product Knowledge Evening for South West LHIN Primary Care Providers (Physicians, NPs, RNs, RPNs)Hosted by the South West Regional Wound Care Program

Recently, the South West Regional Wound Care Program (SWRWCP) designed and delivered a survey to primary care providers regarding wound care management practices. We asked respondents to report on current practice, skills and expertise, and availability of supplies for wound management. From these results we have determined that a large number of physicians and nurse practitioners would like to know more about Wound Care Products. The results of the survey will be available for primary care providers at the events as well as an opportunity to speak with Program Leads regarding wound care in primary care and the provision of offloading devices to patients.

We invite you to join a Technical/Educational event where we have invited industry leaders to speak about their wound care products. SWRWCP and vendor presenters will provide further knowledge of the WHEN, WHY, and HOW to use their products. This is not a sales pitch event but rather a learning event sponsored collectively by vendors and facilitated by the SWRWCP. Dinner (buffet style) will be provided as well as opportunities to mix and mingle with colleagues and industry providers.

Please follow the links to register, space is limited! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at this event.

For more information contact Nichole Wood, SWRWCP Wound Care Educator and Resource Officer at Nichole.wood@lhins.on.ca

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4R3

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Inn on the Bay, 1800 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5R1

Have you ever tried an eConsult?

The co-chairs of the GBPCA have been working with Shelley Brown, Practice Management Consultant at OntarioMD to help providers understand the benefits of signing up for eConsult. Shelley has presented at a previous PCA meeting but is more than willing to come to your office.

eConsult allows you to send a secure electronic consultation regarding a problem to a specialist in our region or to any region in Ontario of your choosing.

The benefits of eConsult are to get your answer to a consultation question in a rapid manner which in turn may avoid the patient waiting for and/or needing an in person consultation with a specialist or assistance in managing their care until their appointment. Average response time for eConsult is 2.4 days. However, the fastest eConsult has been in 4 minutes. Regions that have used eConsult have shown up to a 40% reduction in the need for "in" person consults thus decreasing the wait time for specialists. There are 41 specialists in our region (LHIN 2) using eConsult and more coming on everyday. If there is a specialist you would like to see on eConsult, please let Shelley know and she can approach them to come onboard.

Family Physicians can bill OHIP for the eConsultation (K738) ($16.00) and specialist bill OHIP on a time interval. The sign up process is quite simple and Shelley has done her best to make it easy for all physicians to be signed up.

Have questions regarding MAID?

Welcome Julie Campbell NP as the new MAID Navigator for the LHIN.

Contact Julie for questions regarding provision of MAID in Grey Bruce at julie.campbell@lhins.on.ca 

Archived Newsletters

 Newsletter Update - June 2018 

Newsletter includes South West LHIN MSK Strategy and Centralized Referral System | Benefits of an eConsult | Community of Practice: Primary Care Provider Engagement | Questions regarding MAID?
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