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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.

Doctors Nova Scotia Seeks Court Resolution on Contract Matters


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


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


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

Doctors Nova Scotia welcomes new President and President-Elect


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


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


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


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


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

Cape Breton doctor first Patient’s Choice Award recipient


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

Finalists named for Doctors Nova Scotia community award


Doctors Nova Scotia has selected three finalists for its 2016 community-based Strive Award. Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association, Nourish Your Roots and Undercurrent Youth Centre are in the running for the $10,000 grant.

Physicians disappointed right to arbitrate taken away


Legislation tabled yesterday by government, which mandates public sector contracts and takes away physicians’ ability to arbitrate their compensation worries the province’s doctors.

Kids’ Run Club creator honoured with award of excellence


Kerry Copeland, creator and coordinator of Doctors Nova Scotia’s Kids’ Run Club will receive the Health, Wellness and Sport Progress Women of Excellence Award.

Doctors Nova Scotia welcomes new President and celebrates physicians


Halifax-based anaesthetist, Dr. David Milne, was installed as President of Doctors Nova Scotia at the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 6 in Membertou, Cape Breton.

Nova Scotia doctors to talk opioid misuse


Nova Scotia physicians will meet this weekend, as part of Doctors Nova Scotia’s annual conference, to discuss prescription drug misuse and how physicians can take leadership.

New President installed, President-elect named; six physicians honoured


Physicians welcomed Dr. John Sullivan as the new President of Doctors Nova Scotia. The Halifax cardiovascular surgeon was installed during the association’s annual conference on Saturday, May 31 in Halifax.

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