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Practice Improvement Program

Our Practice Improvement Program supports evidence-based change management in a variety of target areas that align with the program’s mission of transforming family practice for better health.

Our Practice Improvement Program has three streams:

1. Clinical Knowledge and Skills

Aimed at enhancing family physician knowledge and competency in clinical topic areas, this stream includes what we typically refer to as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). FPRP partners with physicians and other clinicians for design and delivery. Examples of programs, either already offered or currently under development, include Frailty 1, 2 and 3 (focused on care of the older adult), Suboxone Treatment of Addiction Advanced Training Program, Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for the Family Physician, and a group learning program focused on Palliative Care.  

2. Fee Code Integration and Support

This stream includes education modules and practice supports aimed at integration of new fee codes into practice.

3. Practice Management, Enhanced Access, Quality Improvement

MyQ Program
The MyQ initiative provides support to family physicians and their clinic staff through online learning and physician-to-physician collaboration. MyQ’s goals are:

  • Improving clinic processes
  • Optimizing patient care
  • Increasing physician engagement and satisfaction

Physicians can engage in their own practice improvement journey and participate in shared learning and collaboration within their practice, with peers and Practice Facilitators.  The MyQ program has four program elements. Each program varies in its intensity and level of support, all coming with the option of CPD credits. Our programs include:

  • Self-Directed Online Resources
  • Facilitated Virtual Mini-Programs
  • Group Expedition Series
  • MyQ Physician Network

Please visit the MyQ site to learn more. 

MyPractice
FPRP has partnered with Memorial University’s Office of Educational and Professional Development (OPED) for the development and implementation of a robust educational and support program for family physicians starting a new practice in the province, moving from one practice to another within the province, or transitioning from active practice to retirement. Now in the development phase, initial offerings are planned for the spring of 2021.

  • Recent Offerings Include:

    • Frailty 1
      • (Topics: Frailty, Office Assessment of Dementia, Delirium, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia)
      • September 16, 23 and 30th, 2020 (virtual series)
    • Frailty 2
      • (Topics: Frailty, Deprescribing, Advance Care Planning, Capacity Assessment, Falls, Elimination)
      • October 14, 28 and November 4th, 2020 (virtual series)
    • Suboxone Treatment of Addiction—Advanced Training Program
      • The FPRP offered a Suboxone Treatment of Addiction Advanced Training Program on January 25 and January 27, 2021 (virtual sessions). Dr. Peter Barnes, Dr. Stephen Darcy and Dr. Bruce Hollett offered an engaging CME learning session.
  • Upcoming Practice Improvement Offerings include:

    • Suboxone Treatment of Addiction—Advanced Training Program – Virtual sessions will be offered again on Monday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM.
    • Palliative Care Program - A family physician team has started the development of a Palliative Care Group Learning Program to be delivered in 2021.
    • Frailty 1 – Information on 2021 session dates coming soon!
    • Frailty 2 – Information on 2021 session dates coming soon!
    • Frailty 3 (Under Development) - Information on 2021 session dates coming soon!
    • MyQ, a new quality improvement program designed to help family physicians and their clinic staff make small changes that have a significant impact in improving physician, staff, and patient experience. 2021 offerings specific to MyQ include:
      1. Online self-directed learning modules
      2. Mini-Program Series - monthly two-hour sessions for three months introducing quality improvement essentials
      3. Expedition Series - offering in-person and virtual sessions spanning one-year.
      4. Visit the MyQ section of the FPRP website to learn more.
    • Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for the Family Physician - This 2-hour virtual session will be delivered in 2021. Information on session dates coming soon!
    • MyPractice - FPRP is offering an educational and support program for family physicians starting a new practice in the province, moving from one practice to another within the province, or transitioning from active practice to retirement. Now in the development phase, initial offerings are planned for the spring of 2021.