September 8, 2021
we are weeks away from a federal election, the Society of Rural
Physicians of Canada (SRPC) calls on all politicians to answer rural and
Indigenous populations’ demands to make access to health care a
priority for people living in Canada’s rural and remote communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed our fragmented, overburdened health care system and its inability to adequately address inequities on access to health care in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. These communities face unique challenges that must be managed effectively and collaboratively.
SRPC CALLS FOR ALL FEDERAL PARTIES TO ADDRESS INEQUITIES TO ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE IN RURAL CANADA
LA SMRC DEMANDE À TOUS LES PARTIS D’ABORDER LES INIQUITÉS D’ACCÈS AUX SOINS DE SANTÉ EN RÉGION RURALE AU CANADA
September 1, 2021
Workplace violence occurs when a person is physically or verbally abused, threatened, intimidated, harassed or assaulted in her or his employment. In Canada, employees have the right to a safe work environment, and it is the duty of the employer to provide it. Link to web article.
August 17, 2021
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) issued a statement on August 3rd, 2021, calling for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers. The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada supports this statement.
The Canadian Medical Forum brings together leaders of Canada’s major national medical organizations to discuss issues of priority to physicians, their patients, and the Canadian healthcare system. As such, we are writing today in support of Canada’s COVID-19 immunization program and to encourage Canadians to get vaccinated.
For additional information on COVID-19 vaccines, please consult the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
For Immediate Release - January 25, 2021
The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is concerned and disappointed by the lack of communication regarding the COVID-19 vaccination for long term care and health care workers in rural and remote Canada. Rural communities and the health care workers who serve them have had less access to vaccination compared with their urban colleagues.
Statement Regarding Rollout of COVID‐19 Vaccination to Rural Canada
If you would like more information regarding this topic, please contact the SRPC office at 1-877-276-1949 or email@example.com
September 16, 2020
The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) established its Choosing Wisely Canada top 5 recommendations through collaboration with its internal members and with medical students of the STARS program (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship). The list started with brainstorming overuse topics in rural medicine based on the experiences of rural practitioners across Canada. Over several months the list was refined based on feedback received from SRPC members, a peer-review process, and a review of relevant scholarly research. A preliminary list was shared at the SRPC Annual General Meeting in May 2020, from which a final list was established.
Press Release - March 21, 2020.
The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) & the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC)
Press Release: Rural Emergency Departments & COVID19
News Release - October 16, 2019
Here is a joint release from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada. The release highlights the lack of attention paid to the health of Indigenous people of Canada during the current election period. It calls on all parties to address the systemic challenges resulting in poor health outcomes for this population.
News Release re Indigenous health in Canada requires stronger commitment ENG (Oct 16 19).pdf
Dr. Paul Sawchuk
College of Family Physicians of Canada
Dr. Margaret Tromp
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
Dr. Nel Wieman
Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
News Release - September 25, 2019
National Leading Health and Education Organizations Calling for Improved Access to Rural Health Care Close to Home as a Priority for Canada
News Release - September 19, 2019
OTTAWA – As we are weeks away from a federal election, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SPRC) is calling on all politicians to answer to rural and Indigenous populations to making access to health care close to home a priority for Canadians living in rural communities.
Aug 21, 2019
Progress Made in the Rural Road Map Implementation
Emerging Rural Health Care - The Time to Act is Now.
The Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) has made significant progress raising awareness across Canada
about the need for improved access to rural health care close to home, as highlighted in the attached update. Emerging
collaborative efforts have been made with the RRMIC and allied organizations.
Read the full update below.
June 6, 2018 - PICTON, ON
(Revised Issued June 18, 2018)
June 12, 2018 - CAEP issued a press release and a statement expressing concern about the CPSO Policy "Expectations Physicians not Certified in Emergency Medicine Intending to Include Emergency Medicine as a Part of their Rural Practice Changing Scope of Practice Process." The SRPC supports this statement and looks forward to continued collaboration with CAEP to ensure that rural Canadians receive optimal emergency care.CAEP Statement
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