A Family Practice Network, or FPN, provides a mechanism through which a physician group can address common practice and patient needs, have a collective voice on issues facing family practice, and address local population health needs, in coordination with the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The FPN structure is a physician-led, non-profit organization.
Yes, salaried family physicians can participate within local Family Practice Networks, if identified and in development in your area, and we do encourage participation to facilitate increased collaboration with your physician colleagues and other providers on common needs. In addition, salaried physicians can take advantage of the Practice Improvement Program offerings.
The Family Practice Network may have physicians or link with physicians who provide in-patient care, however, hospital privileges will not be a requirement.
Each Family Practice Network is unique, developed by local family doctors. While the provincial program provides standard structures and general direction, the local approach allows, and encourages, the Family Practice Networks to focus on the needs of its own physicians and patients.