Here are our key activities with stakeholders to combat Canada’s opioid crisis.
As a result of our participation in the national Opioid Conference and Summit, co-hosted by Health Canada and the Ministry of Health and Long term Care of Ontario, we are committed to providing the following resources by November 2017:
Developing a multi-pronged action plan to instill and promote safer opioid prescribing practices with our Fellows including:
- The development of a statement of principles on safe opioids prescribing practices and,
- Creating an online resource for Fellows, including reference materials related to pain management and safer opioid prescribing practices, in consultation with relevant Royal College committees and partner experts across Canada.
*Availability and scope of resources materials will be updated quarterly
We have participated in these events and partnerships:
Opioid Conference and Summit –Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioids Crisis
In November 2016, the Royal College participated in the Opioid conference and summit with 42 provincial and federal organizations, co-hosted by Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). Following the 2-day meeting, the Royal College became a signatory to Joint Action Plan.
Pan Canadian Collaborative on Education for Improved Opioid Prescribing
- The Royal College is a proud member of the Pan-Canadian Collaborative on Education for Improved Opioid Prescribing focused on action across multiple sectors and jurisdictions relevant to physicians, their patients, and their communities.
- Formed to address the harms of prescription opioids, by offering multi-dimensional expertise in sustainable physician learning and practice, creation and aggregation of knowledge, and translation of evidence into practice.
- Led by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the partnership consists of numerous national organizations:
These resources will be regularly updated as new evidence and resource become available.
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