Advocacy

CSHP-OB believes that hospital pharmacists have an important and unique perspective on health care and the needs of patient in Ontario. We know that hospital pharmacists make a difference in the lives of their patients and that the role of the hospital pharmacist continues to become more and more important as medication regimens become more and more complex.

CSHP-OB is diligently working to make sure that the voice of hospital pharmacists is heard. Through our relationships with The Ontario College of Pharmacists, The Ontario Pharmacist Association, The Ontario Hospital Association or Directly through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care the Branch is working to review legislation, policy and developments that will impact on hospital practice.

Macleans article on unexplained losses’ of opioids on the rise in Canadian hospitals | 12/7/2017
CSHP Ontario Branch Key Messages – Opioid Crisis | 11/23/2017
CSHP Ontario Branch Response to CityNews article "Fentanyl is going missing from Ontario hospitals at an alarming rate" | 11/8/2017
CSHP Ontario Branch Response to PostMedia article “Pharmacists prepare for opioid task force" | 11/8/2017
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter to Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Regarding the Opioid Emergency Task Force | 10/18/2017
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter to the Ontario College of Pharmacists on the recommendation to update and revise approach | 6/26/2017
June 20, 2017
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter to the Office of the Minister, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care regarding the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario. | 6/26/2017
June 20, 2017
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter in response to the Ontario College of Pharmacists on the ‘Implementation of Continuous Quality Assurance for Medication Safety' Program | 5/4/2017
CSHP Ontario Branch response to MOHLTC for delisting of high strength opioids | 9/13/2016
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter to Ontario Public Drug Programs regarding request for feedback on the proposed regulations under the Safeguarding our Communities Act (Patch for Patch Return Policy), 2015 | 8/17/2016
July 15, 2016
CSHP OB Letter to CSHP Pharmacy Practice Publications Steering Committee regarding request for feedback on the draft position statements on pharmacy practice in hospitals and other healthcare settings | 8/17/2016
June 23, 2016
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter to OCP Regarding Feedback on Revised Assessment Criteria | 8/17/2016
April 15, 2016
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter to advocate for our members working in Family Health Teams (FHTs) | 8/17/2016
March 7, 2016
CSHP Ontario Branch Letter with Feedback on the proposed revisions to the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) By Law No. 3 | 11/20/2015