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Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council election

 Nominations open until Tuesday, Oct. 10

Nominations

Nominations for the Section of Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council will be accepted until Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 11:59 p.m. 

Section of Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council nomination form

Voting
Voting will run from Monday, Oct. 16 to Thursday, Nov 9. 

Vacancies

There is one vacancy in each of the following counties:

  • Halifax county (rural)
  • Halifax county (metro)
  • Inverness, Victoria, Cape Breton and Richmond counties
  • Colchester and Hants counties
  • Cumberland county
  • Pictou county
  • Antigonish and Guysborough counties

Voting eligibility

Members of the Section of Primary Care Physicians may only nominate physicians from their own county, and may only vote within their own county.

Honorarium and travel

Council members receive a $500 honorarium for each meeting and are reimbursed for travel expenses. Physicians have the option to connect to meetings via video-conference. The Council meets about four times a year, usually on Saturday mornings. 

About the Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council
The Primary Care Physicians' Representative Council advocates for the interests of family and practitioners. The council's work involves developing strategies for dealing with key issues affecting the role, responsibilities, and capabilities of general and family practitioners.

Influencing change

The council has worked to connect with the Department of Health and Wellness and the Nova Scotia Health Authority in order to offer insight into primary care reform and family medicine recruitment and retention challenges. The Council provided feedback on Doctors Nova Scotia's primary care statement and its AGM motion on opioids. Other topics of interest include medical assistance in dying, safe prescription of opioids and procedural credentialing.


Contact:
Sonia Abi-Ajab
Executive assistant to the President & CEO
902-481-4900 or 1-800-563-4900