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Member Education Day: Forums & Focus Groups

December 1, 2016

Note: This article was originally posted in our December 2016 newsletter, and has not been updated.  Some of the information in this article may no longer be current.

 

In the month of November, the College held four member forums throughout the province, in Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Guelph, to discuss proposed changes to the midwifery scope of practice and regulations.

The proposed changes were very well-received by the attendees and we are looking forward to further consultations with the membership in the new year.

We would like to thank those who attended each session, including the Livestream, which was a huge success. There was so much interest in the Livestream that the server quickly reached its capacity. If you were unable to access the Livestream or attend an in-person session, you may still access the presentation via the Ryerson webcast link.

QAP Focus Groups

In conjunction with Member Education Day, the College also held focus groups with 6-8 ran- domly selected participants from each site to provide feedback on the current QAP. Members discussed all components of the program – what should remain within the program and what can be done to make the program more useful for members in order to meet their obligations under the regulations. Overall, members in the focus groups indicated that they appreciate that the QAP is built on trust and flexibility. We will be sharing more information regarding the QAP focus group findings in the near future and requesting feedback from the membership as

we work towards creating a more effective program.