Participants in the recent PCN information webinars learned that the Shared Care Committee is working in partnership with the GPSC and the Specialist Services Committee to support wider engagement of the physician community, including specialty care, as part of the PMH/PCN work.
Specifically, Shared Care will be making funding available to facilitate an integrated approach to care for older adults with complex medical conditions and/or frailty. This funding will support engaging with specialist physicians to integrate specialist practice (i.e. specialist physicians and GPs with focused practice) to address challenges of coordinating care for this population.
This funding is in addition to funding from the GPSC and Ministry of Health for PMH/PCN planning activities. More information will be forthcoming.