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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 welcomes new President and President-Elect


Dr. Tim Holland, of Truro, N.S., was installed as Doctors Nova Scotia’s President during the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Sydney.

Nine Nova Scotia physicians receive special honours


Doctors Nova Scotia honoured nine physicians for exemplary achievement at the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 9 in Cape Breton, N.S.

Nova Scotia’s doctors make recommendations on palliative care


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


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


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


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


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


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

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.

Barb Johnson
Senior communications advisor
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