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Family physicians play a central role in the delivery of personal, comprehensive primary health care. As a frontline service, family practice includes diagnosis and treatment, management of chronic conditions, disease prevention, health promotion, emergency care, teaching, and advocacy on behalf of patients. May 19, 2021 is World Family Doctor Day and this year’s theme is Building the Future with Family Doctors. The Family Practice Renewal Program, in partnership with our Family Practice Networks, would like to thank family doctors in Newfoundland and Labrador for their contribution to the health care system and their commitment to leadership and innovation in family practice. Click the graphic for a spotlight on the exemplary work of NL family physicians this past year. Learn more at


FPRP News (December 2021)

Hello and welcome to FPRP’s December 2021 issue of FPRP News, including our holiday greeting. In this issue, read a message from our Program Director, learn about 2021 program highlights, upcoming initiatives, and new Committee members and staff.

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FPRP News 2021

A message from Family Practice Renewal Program

March 22, 2020

Thank you to our family physician community for your leadership and commitment during this evolving pandemic situation. The following is a brief notice regarding COVID-19 communications. 

Given the critical importance of consistent messaging, FPRP and FPN communications will not be specific to COVID-19. Physicians are advised to rely on NLMA newsletters and the NLMA website for updates and current information. COVID-19 updates and advisories from Regional Health Authorities will also be typically distributed via the NLMA, given that not all family physicians are members of Family Practice Networks. 

Questions and concerns related to COVID-19 can be directed to Jonathan Carpenter, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NLMA ( or reach out to your FPN for assistance in directing your question. FPN Chairs and Executive Directors participate in a weekly meeting with the NLMA and FPRP, where issues and questions can be brought forward.

FPRP is developing a brief newsletter for distribution over the next few days, including an update on timing and process related to financial support grants for EMR users enrolled in eDOCSNL. This is a priority. Please stay tuned.

All the best to you and your families during this difficult time.