In case you missed it, MH PCN Board Chair Dr. Sohal Goyal was a panelist at the DFCM's COVID-19 Community of Practice session today. He provided his recent experience with the AstraZeneca vaccine pilot in his clinic in NW Mississauga.
Dr. Goyal and others involved in the pilot welcome you to reach out to hear more about the bumps and triumphs in administering COVID-19 vaccine in family practice.
You can watch recorded COVID CoP sessions and access resources at: https://dfcm.utoronto.ca/covid-19-community-practice/past-sessions
University of Toronto DFCM COVID-19 Community of Practice - March 26, 2021
The COVID-19 Vaccine: Lessons from vaccine pilots, evolving guidance, and more
Here's your chance to make a difference: The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is seeking up to five Family Physicians to serve on their Board of Directors as they continue to deliver value to their 15,000 family physician members.
The MH PCN supports and encourages our members to unite our voice and improve our practice. Consider applying for this opportunity!
The deadline for applications is April 5, 2021.
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Thank you to the 300+ colleagues who joined us last night to learn from our distinguished panel of guests:
The session was rich in information and dialogue, intended to provide primary care with current knowledge about COVID vaccines and strategies to address vaccine hesitancy, centred around being supportive to our patients and staff.
If you'd like to review the materials again, a recording and slides have been posted. We are collating the Q&A and will share a summary as soon as possible.
We're looking forward to planning the next event! If you have ideas on topics you would like to see next, we love hearing from our members.
We are so excited to host these excellent speakers on the topic of COVID-19 vaccines.
They will be presenting information on vaccine mechanism of action, differences between vaccines, epidemiological effects of our various public health measures, how to address vaccine hesitancy, and supports available for primary care. Presentations will be followed by a panel Q&A session.
It's going to be an informative and engaging night. If you haven't RSVP'd yet, join 400+ of your colleagues by registering for this event.
MH Primary Care Network is working closely with our local PHUs to help staff vaccination clinics. The response from primary care has been overwhelmingly positive and we have received offers from physicians located from across the province.
As we continue to support Peel Region and Halton Region in these vaccination clinics, we have also been coordinating with SGFP and others to ensure those who are interested get put in contact with their own PHU so that they can help out more locally.
If you are located outside of the immediate Mississauga Halton region, you can chose to contact us as you have been, or submit your information directly to the COVID-19 Primary Care Action Council here:
Contact COVID-19 Primary Care Action Council
Thanks so much to our colleagues for being so willing to assist. We're all in this together. #TeamVaccine
MH PCN Board Chair Sohal speaks with Melanie Ng of Breakfast Television
about his personal experiences with COVID-19
2020 was a tough year and we're not in the clear yet. Here's hoping 2021 will be familiar yet different... just like our website.
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Bough Beeches Retirement Home COVID-19 vaccination clinic, 2021-Jan-09
In the two weeks that have passed since the fourth Interim Leaders Meeting, so much about the way we do our work and lead our lives has changed, none more so than for the Primary Care physicians of the Mississauga Halton LHIN.
It has never been a more important for family physicians to feel connected to one another, to know there are others that understand what it feels like to be on the front lines, to have a true sense of community in these rapidly changing and uncertain times.
At their March 11th meeting, with the governance structure, nomination and election processes confirmed, the Interim Leaders turned their sights to the document that will guide how the MH PCN will exist and conduct business: the Constitution! A draft document was reviewed with those in attendance; all feedback will be synthesized, rolled up and changes made before the document is presented (alongside the newly elected Board of Directors!) at the next Community Meeting. The Interim Leaders also took time to discuss a Near Term Communications Strategy, which includes the MH PCN website! With help from Dr. Greg Van de Mosselaer, changes have been made to the existing website so that it is easier to use and reflects the new purpose and activities of the organization.
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the original date of Tuesday, March 31st for the next MH PCN Community Meeting has been pushed forward to Monday, May 25th.
Voting for the inaugural MH Primary Care Network Board of Directors is open to all family physicians in the Mississauga Halton area; voting opened on Tuesday, March 10th and continues through to 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 25th. Ten family physicians from different sub-regions across Mississauga Halton have put their names forward as candidates, click here to see their bios. There is still time to cast your vote!! To access the Leadership Election ballot, click here.
If you have any thoughts, concerns or questions, please forward them to us.
We are calling one and all primary care physicians in Mississauga and Halton to be involved in establishing our first leadership team of the Mississauga Halton Primary Care Network (MH PCN)!
Have you ever wished that you had a stronger voice in health care? Do you want more local educational opportunities? Do you need more support? By joining the MH PCN community and applying to be one of our leaders, you can be a part of shaping how this organization will address the needs of primary care physicians across our region.
MH PCN Overview
The MH PCN is a not-for-profit organization led by primary care physicians for primary care physicians in the Mississauga Halton region. An interim leadership group of 15 primary care physicians have come together since December 2019 to support the development of the MH PCN as a formal organization with elected leadership that can be representative of the broader primary care physician community.
A Board of Directors – comprised of primary care physicians, representative of all payment models and geographies across Mississauga and Halton – has been selected as the most appropriate governance structure for the MH PCN. There will be one Board Chair and up to 14 Board Member positions.
We are still early in our development, so come join the community and be a part of building the network with us – we look forward to hearing from you!
And please help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity broadly with your physician colleagues and networks. You can access a printable flyer here:
For more information on our journey so far, please see our meeting summaries accessible on the MH PCN website.
On the eve of Valentine’s Day, the Interim Leaders for the MH Primary Care Network had more than chocolates and flowers on their minds… this was an important evening for decision-making about the organization’s new governance structure, membership criteria, and leadership election process (Feb – Mar). We will be announcing the formally elected leaders at our next Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 31st, so please come join us!
To access the full meeting presentation, please click on the following link:
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
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