The Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Guidelines

Who we are.

The Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Guidelines is a group of concerned healthcare professionals, researchers, and patient representatives. Its mission is to advocate for policies based on scientific research and practices that prioritize the well-being of Canadians and fair access to healthcare services, while promoting reform of the national healthcare guidelines in Canada.

Why we formed.

Multiple experts from various medical fields, including primary care, have expressed concerns about the methods and processes employed by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force). These practices have led to the creation of guidelines that are often inaccurate and outdated. Patients, who rely on up-to-date, safe, and clear guidelines for proper care, are also justifiably worried. Unfortunately, the advice provided by the Task Force frequently contradicts the recommendations made by national and international experts on specific topics.

The Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Guidelines includes the following groups:

  • Family medicine
  • Breast radiology / oncology / breast surgery / plastic and reconstructive surgery (Breast screening guideline, 2018)
  • Urology (Prostate screening guideline, 2014)
  • Psychiatry/women's health (Pregnancy / Postpartum depression, 2022)
  • Hepatology (HCV screening guideline, 2017)
  • Ophthalmology (Impaired vision screening guideline, 2018)
  • Pulmonology/Thoracic surgery (Lung cancer screening guideline, 2016)
  • Gastroenterology (Colorectal cancer screening guideline, 2016)
  • Gynecology (Cervical cancer screening guideline, 2013)
  • Pediatrics (Developmental delay screening guideline, 2016)
  • Patients / Surviving Family (impacted by guidelines mentioned above)