A public inquiry called for by RNAO has provided a detailed plan of improvements needed to overhaul the long-term care sector. 

    In Woodstock on July 31, RNAO CEO Doris Grinspun attended a press conference by Justice Eileen Gillese as she presented her report as head of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System.

    To address concerns and barriers encountered by those working as an attending NP in long-term care, RNAO has formed the LTC Attending NP Council.

    The council will meet to discuss facilitators and barriers to the NP role in LTC, opportunities for mentorship, coaching and relationship building, and resources for LTC attending NPs to best function in their role. 

    A partnership between RNAO’s Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) program and the North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team (NWT OHT) will advance the provincial government’s goal of making the health system more patient-centred.