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For Your Information

Welcome to ACFP’s For Your Information Page – Our Online Bulletin Board!

As one of the most effective communication channels to Alberta family physicians, the ACFP receives many requests from third-party organizations looking for ways to connect with family doctors and share relevant and important information.

Postings on this page have been vetted by the ACFP and deemed to be of interest or relevance to our members and physicians practising family medicine in Alberta.  It is by no means an endorsement by the ACFP but an acknowledgement that the inclusion of the posting on ACFP’s online bulletin board is reasonable.

If you would like to submit a request to be included on this page please send your request to info@acfp.ca.

Home to Hospital to Home Transitions: A New Guideline is Coming

Patients need support when they transition from community, to hospital and then back home again. A new guideline coming in 2020 hopes to unite acute, primary and community care so patients feel supported through every step of their journey. Want to know how the guideline will affect you?

Ask a question between Dec. 11-20 on the Home to Hospital to Home Transitions Guideline engagement site and an AHS leader will respond.

Have your say!


Give CPSA the gift of your feedback, just in time for the holidays

Their consultation was posted on the website with care, in hopes that much feedback soon would be there.

A new CPSA Standards of Practice consultation is upon us. The passing of last year’s Bill 21 (An Act to Protect Patients) included changes to the requirements for reporting sexual abuse and misconduct. This means CPSA needed to take a look at their standards of practice on reporting overall, to ensure they remain consistent with the current legislation.

As a profession-led regulator, CPSA strongly believes the standards expected from Alberta’s physicians should reflect the realities of front-line practice. This is why your feedback plays such an important role in the process.

Have your say by Jan. 16

There are currently three standards of practice on reporting and CPSA recommends condensing them into two. A pre-consultation on these standards was done in the spring and that feedback has been captured in the proposed drafts. Visit CPSA’s website to review their existing standards, the suggested amendments, and to provide your feedback.

Questions? Contact Chantelle Dick, CPSA Standards of Practice Coordinator, at chantelle.dick@cpsa.ab.ca.


Influenza Immunization in Adult and Pediatric Cancer Patients: Resources Now Available

Being vaccinated for influenza annually is strongly recommended for healthcare providers and family members as the best way to protect vulnerable patients with cancer. The inactivated flu vaccine may be appropriate for most adults and pediatric patients with cancer, to help give more protection.

For more information: Clinical Practice Guideline and Clinician Fact Sheet.


What is Connect Care?

Continuity of Care is about a patient and provider healthcare experience that is coherent, connected, coordinated and consistent with patient goals.

Connect Care will support continuity in healthcare across Alberta. Its integrated clinical information system (CIS) will replace most of the over 1,300 health information systems currently in place across Alberta Health Services (AHS) and affiliated organizations…

Read Full Article Here


Responding to the Syphilis Outbreak in Your Practice

July 16, 2019, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, declared a provincial outbreak of infectious syphilis and the activation of the Alberta Outbreak Investigation Coordinating Committee (OICC)…

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AHS – New Mammography Request Form

To help ensure that DI receives all necessary and pertinent patient information related to performing breast imaging, a new AHS Mammography Request form has been created.  This form is now available for healthcare providers to use when requesting diagnostic or screening mammography exams, including interventional breast procedures.

The Mammography Request form is also available on the external website on the main DI page: www.albertahealthservices.ca/diagnosticimaging

Please contact Gail Astle at gail.astle@ahs.ca or Sandy Duckett at sandy.duckett@ahs.ca if you have any questions regarding the new form.

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