So what's been happening with LocumsOntario over the last five months? The site is growing daily with new registered users browsing and creating ads for Locum placements. Matches are happening and hopefully the doctors of Ontario are just that much happier.
LocumsOntario has had booths at the Primary Care Updates conferences in Toronto at the end of 2012 and at the OMA general council meeting in Hamilton last week. Very positive reactions were received from the physicians of all specialties that came to the booth. So many of the specialties have moved away from using Locums in their practices for various reasons. I am hoping that LocumsOntario is the reason to get back to Locuming again.
Meetings were held with representatives from the OMA and Roz Smith, the CEO of HealthForceOntario about sponsoring LocumsOntario. Phone discussions with the CMA. Right now, all are hesitant to move ahead despite acknowledging the achievements that LocumsOntario has had since going live in September 2012.
PAIRO's spring newsletter came out that included such a wonderful write-up about LocumsOntario. I really am indebted to PAIRO for recognizing the potential of LocumsOntario as a major force for life post residency.
This weekend is the large Primary Care Today conference in Toronto and LocumsOntario will be there with a booth. Come visit us at booth 825. LocumsOntario will also be at the OCFP Annual Scientific Assembly in Toronto in November.