Learning Modules - For GPs
Each PSP learning module involves three paid half-day group learning sessions, offered locally in communities throughout the province. Each group session is followed by an action period of six to eight weeks during which PSP participants try out what they've learned in their own practice. During action periods participants are supported through visits by Practice Support Team members, including GP and MOA "champions." These visits are to ensure PSP participants get as much benefit as possible from their training and from the changes they implement in their practice.
Advanced Access/Office Efficiency
(AA/OE) Offers a new way of scheduling patient appointments so patients can more easily be seen at the time they prefer, including the same day. By helping to free up time on your schedule the program gives you more control over your practice and help you to feel less hurried. It also helps eliminate backlogged appointments and enables more patient visits through the day.
Child and Youth Mental Health
Addresses how family physicians practices identify, assess, manage and treat children and adolescents with mental health disorders. Practitioners will improve collaboration and knowledge with patients, families, pediatricians, mental health services, psychiatrists and non-government agencies.
Chronic Disease Management
Provides GPs with new approaches for improving management of patients with chronic disease. Physicians and their MOAs learn how to use patient registries and an automated patient recall system, which can significantly improve patient care by ensuring that patients with chronic disease are seen when they need to be seen.
Provides training for practitioners to improve care of patients and families living with, suffering and dying from life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Physicians learn how to identify patients who could benefit from a palliative approach to care; increase confidence and communication skills to enable Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations; and improve collaboration with palliative care and non-palliative specialist services, patients, families and caregivers.
Group Medical Visits (GMV), Patient Self-Management (PSM), Health Literacy (HL)
Group Medical Visits (GMV)
Offer a new and time-efficient way of caring for patients. Patients are invited to attend one-to-one medical appointments in a group setting to receive care, education and advice within a supportive group environment.
Patient Self-Management (PSM)
Enables GPs and their staff to help patients take a bigger role in managing their own health. Physicians learn how to help patients identify behaviours they are prepared to change and how to help them develop a plan for changing those behaviours, one step at a time. Self-management empowers patients to become partners in their care.
Health Literacy (HL)
Ensures that patients understand basic health information; affects large numbers of patients; contributes to improved health outcomes; and decreases incidences of chronic disease and health care costs.
Offers valuable training for GPs to help them screen patients for a wide range of mental health conditions. The treatment approaches provided through the module are designed to enhance the skills and confidence of GPs to provide effective, primary care for patients with Axis 1 mental health conditions, including mild to moderate depression.
(In development) MSK provides training, tools, and resources for family physicians in the treatment of osteoarthritis, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The module supports physicians to provide appropriate care for patients suffering from these conditions, some of which can prove challenging to identify and manage, and highlights the importance of patient education and self-management in achieving better health outcomes.
Provides GPs with a simple method for examining the needs of their clinical practice and identifying key areas for change or improvement. You and your staff can explore new ways of working to enhance the efficiency of your practice and your effectiveness as care providers.
System of Shared Care - COPD
Supports practitioners to provide coordinated care for patients at-risk of, and living with, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Achieving this goal requires many approaches including early identification and effective management of COPD, as well as collaboration between family physicians, specialist physicians and community based providers.
System of Shared Care - Heart Failure
[Prototyping since May 2012] Supports effective coordination of care for patients at-risk of, and living with, Heart Failure. Achieving this goal requires local approaches to strengthening professional relationships and sharing the care of heart failure patients amongst cardiologists, internists, heart function speciality nurses, community resources and GP practices. In addition, we will consider new approaches to effective management of patients with heart failure and COPD co-morbidities.