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South West Primary Care Alliance

Huron Perth

Sub-Region Team

  • Dr. Paul Gill - Sub-region Clinical Lead
  • Shirley Koch - Sub-region Director, South West LHIN
  • Kim Sheehan - Director, Home & Community Care, South West LHIN
  • Julie Moore - Health System Planner, South West LHIN
  • Alexa Attard - Executive Assistant, South West LHIN

Newsletter Update - August 2018

Huron Perth Primary Care Newsletter from Co-chairs Dr. Paul Gill & Dr. Matt MacDonald

Next Meeting
September 12, 2018, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Click here to join the webcast
1-855-392-2520, 9895479# (audio)

Agenda will be sent 1week prior but will include:
  • Huron Perth Cardiac Hub Spoke Node Update
  • How to get 1:1 CME in your clinic (free)
  • Our new "Digital Coalition" in Huron Perth

Huron Perth has been selected by CorHealth Ontario as a pilot site for a new model of Cardiac Care: The Hub Spoke and Node Model

Findings from the two pilots occurring across Ontario will help inform and develop a provincial strategy for the same. A working group is currently actively engaged with CorHealth and LHSC in developing a roadmap for how to launch in Huron Perth. If you are interested in hearing more or getting involved in co-design, join us at our next SW PCA meeting (September 12th) or contact Dr Paul Gill.

We're rolling out a new screening test!

A new colorectal cancer screening test is coming! Later this year, the FOBT will be replaced with the new Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). How do you order the test for your patients? What changes will be experienced as a result of the implementation of the new test? We have ALL the answers you need SAVE THE DATE and join us at one of the five dinner events this Fall in partnership with your local Primary Care Alliance.
  • October 17 - Owen Sound (Stone Tree Golf and Fitness)
  • October 24 - Blyth (Cowbell Brewing Co.)
  • November 7 - Woodstock (Quality Hotel and Suites)
  • November 21 - London (WIndermere Manor)
  • November 22 - St.Thomas (St. Thomas Public Arts Centre)
Watch for more information and registration details to be shared in early September

Bounce Back Ontario

Your patients, 15 years old and older, can now access free psychotherapy services. Visit Bounce Back Ontario website

Now offering free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. This is for mild to moderate depression and anxiety (ie. PHQ 9 score of < 21.)

2 Forms of Help
  • BounceBackToday online videos
  • BounceBackTelephone Coaching and Workbooks
Referral forms in Telus PS Suite form or Accuro form can be downloaded from the SW PCA web site, under EMR Resources: Mental Health and Addiction or by clicking here.

MAID Navigator

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

Please identify yourself to Julie if you are interested in being a MAID Assessor, MAID Provider or if you are a Conscientious Objector as she is compiling a confidential database. MAID Forms can be found on the SWPCA Website. Julie can help arrange mentorship opportunities if it is something you are interested in or help you access this care for a patient, whether you want to be directly involved or not.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a free, anonymous peer support site you can direct your patients to. There are guides that monitor the posts. Please do not create your own login to check it out as this uses up a license and there are limited number for the initial launch - save them for patients! If you wish to login to check it out or show patients what it looks like they've created a login you can use for this purpose (please don't post anything using this login). Username: GreenhouseT Password: Beachball55. 

Archived Newsletters

 Newsletter Update - May 2018

Newsletter includes: Agenda for next meeting | Upcoming CME opportunities: Webinar, Anything But Social: Primary Care Strategies for Technology Overuse in Children and Youth | MSK Project Team Q & A
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 Newsletter Update - February 2018

Newsletter includes: The next HP PCA Meeting | SW LHIN MRI Forms Reminder | HQO myPractice Reports - see your opioid prescribing patterns | Huron Residential Hospice Update and Survey
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