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News releases and features from Doctors Nova Scotia are posted online at the same time they are released to the media.

Nova Scotia’s doctors make recommendations on palliative care

10-May-2018

Doctors Nova Scotia released 10 recommendations to improve palliative care in Nova Scotia.

Twenty-four physician leaders graduate and provide recommendations on four NS system issues

01-May-2018

Twenty-four doctors have graduated from Doctors Nova Scotia’s inaugural Physician Leadership Development Program. Designed specifically for Nova Scotia physicians and delivered by physicians and leadership experts, the program focused on integrative systems thinking and other key skills necessary for doctors to lead in an ever-changing health-care environment.

Doctors Nova Scotia recommendations on cannabis legalization

26-Mar-2018

Doctors Nova Scotia released six recommendations to encourage the province to take a population health approach to cannabis legalization. The recommendations aim to minimize the harms associated with cannabis use.

Family doctors meet to begin developing a new primary care payment model for Nova Scotia

05-Jan-2018

Nova Scotia’s family doctors are working on a solution to help revive full-scope comprehensive family medicine in the province

Doctors Nova Scotia sues government over contract breaches

04-Dec-2017

Doctors Nova Scotia has filed Notices of Application with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court to settle two contract issues with the provincial government. Attempts over the past 14 months to resolve these contract issues outside of the courts have failed.

Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia Launch

24-Nov-2017

Public Panel Discussion: Reducing Unnecessary Medical Tests, Treatments and Procedures

Doctors Nova Scotia Seeks Court Resolution on Contract Matters

03-Oct-2017

Doctors Nova Scotia has provided the government notice of its intention to ask the courts to settle two contract issues with the provincial government.

Doctors offer recommendations to strengthen Nova Scotia’s physician workforce

20-Sep-2017

Doctors Nova Scotia met with senior government officials and representatives of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Dalhousie Medical School, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Nova Scotia, and the IWK to share solutions for healing Nova Scotia’s health-care system.

Nova Scotia’s physician workforce is at risk of burnout

11-Sep-2017

A new survey shows that burnout is a serious issue for Nova Scotia’s doctors.

Doctors Nova Scotia welcomes new President and President-Elect

06-Jun-2017

Valley family physician, Dr. Manoj Vohra, was installed as President of Doctors Nova Scotia at the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 3 in Halifax, N.S.

Nine physicians and one community group awarded

06-Jun-2017

Doctors Nova Scotia honoured nine physicians for exemplary achievement. The physicians received their awards at the association’s annual conference on June 3 in Halifax.

Doctors offer recommendations to improve care for Nova Scotians

12-Apr-2017

Nova Scotia doctors have developed two comprehensive position papers to help fix the province’s ailing health-care system. Included are 11 actions aimed at improving primary care access for Nova Scotians and five suggestions for health system decision-makers to improve physician involvement in health system change.

Nova Scotia physician presents emerging issue at CMA General Council in Vancouver

23-Aug-2016

A Nova Scotia physician presented an emerging issue on the loss of physician autonomy to the health policy agenda at the 149th Canadian Medical Association (CMA) General Council (GC) in Vancouver.

Doctors accept new four year contracts

29-Jun-2016

The province’s doctors have ratified two four-year contracts with government.

Cape Breton doctor first Patient’s Choice Award recipient

26-Apr-2016

Sydney family physician, Dr. Mohan Virick, is the winner of the inaugural Doctors Nova Scotia Patient’s Choice Award


Contact:
Barb Johnson
Senior communications advisor
Tel: 902-481-4915