Everyone has a story to tell about the health system.

The OurCare Project wants to know yours.

Dr. Tara Kiran and a team of collaborators have launched OurCare/NosSoins, a three-phase research project that aims to gather much-needed answers to Canada’s primary care woes.

In partnership with OurCare, Healthy Debate is publishing a series of articles that explore the initiative, and unpacks the problems and possible solutions facing primary care in Canada.

The first phase of the OurCare project involves a nation-wide patient survey available until October 25. The survey will help develop a blueprint for the future of primary care services and make it possible for more Canadians to access high quality health care.

This series was developed to explore many of the issues that will be covered in the OurCare/NosSoins research project and to help spread the word to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to make their voice heard.

Opinion
by Tara Kiran

As we redesign a better primary care system coming out of the pandemic, we need to consider the role of virtual care and what patients will expect.

Opinion
by Tara Kiran

We know the family doctor shortage is a problem that's only going to get worse. But there's one solution that comes up time and again: We need to expand interprofessional teams.

Opinion
by Tara Kiran

What trade-offs are acceptable to you? Do you currently have a family doctor or nurse practitioner? How important is it that every person living in Canada has a relationship with a family doctor? These are some of the questions we ask in the OurCare/NosSoins nation-wide survey.

Article
by Maddi Dellplain

Dr. Tara Kiran and a team of collaborators are launching OurCare, a three-phase research project that aims to provide much-needed answers to Canada’s primary care woes. The project kicks off with a national survey of patients' experience.