Compensation

Negotiations 2019

Doctors Nova Scotia has begun preparing for 2019 negotiations.

The 2015 Master Agreement and Clinical/Academic Funding Plan (C/AFP) contracts are due to expire in less than a year. This means that negotiations is set to begin this autumn, and Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) has already begun preparing for the next round of contract negotiations.

Fulsome preparations for the next round of negotiations are important, as DNS needs to understand members’ top priorities and identify how they align with patient needs and government interests.

Process

The DNS Board of Directors will play a prominent role in overseeing negotiations. The Board will work closely with both a Master Agreement and a C/AFP Members’ Advisory Forums in preparation for and during negotiations.

Member engagement

DNS has prepared an extensive member outreach strategy, which includes a member survey, targeted group meetings, 16 meetings with physicians in academic departments in Halifax and 80+ meetings with physicians in communities across the province, with dates scheduled between April and June.

Click here for full community meeting schedule

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Preparations are key to a successful negotiation. DNS needs to know what meaningful solutions look like for physicians and their patients. We need to understand your needs and how we can effectively advocate for improvements that will enhance patient care in your community.

If you’re not able to attend a meeting or to schedule DNS representatives to come into your practice for a meeting, please know that you can always provide direct feedback to the negotiations team via .

CommunityDateTimeLocation
Amherst
May 22
6-7:30 p.m.
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Cafeteria Conference Room
AntigonishMay 1
5:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Boardroom
Baddeck
May 9
6:30-8 p.m.
Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Boardroom
Bedford/Sackville/Fall River
May 10
8-9:30 a.m.
Cobequid Community Health Centre, Room 3248
BridgewaterApril 19
6-8 p.m.
South Shore Regional Hospital, Lecture Rooms 1, 2 & 3
Canning/Wolfville
May 7
6:30-8 p.m.
Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre, Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor
Cole Harbour/Forest Hills
May 28
6-7:30 p.m.
Woodlawn Medical Clinic, Staff Room, 92 Main St, Dartmouth
DartmouthApril 26       
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Dartmouth General Hospital, Education Classroom #1903

Elmsdale
May 8
12-2 p.m.
Elmsdale Medical Centre, Meeting Area, 106 Elmsdale Rd
Eskasoni
May 7
12-2 p.m.
DNS representative visit
Fall River/Sackville/Bedford
May 10
8-9:30 a.m.
Cobequid Community Health Centre, Room 3248
Forest Hills/Cole Harbour
May 28
6-7:30 p.m.
Woodlawn Medical Clinic, Staff Room, 92 Main St, Dartmouth
Glace Bay
June 8
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Glace Bay Hospital, Meeting Room 4403, 4th Floor
Halifax
(Clayton Park)
April 30        5:30-7:30 p.m.
Keshen Goodman Library, Thomas Raddall
Halifax (Gladstone)
April 29
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Gladstone Medical Consultants, 6155 North St, Blood lab
Halifax
(North End Community Health Clinic & Duffus)
May 22
5-7 p.m.
North End Community Health Clinic, Collaboration Room
Halifax
(Spring Garden Road)
May 2
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Halifax Professional Centre, 5991 Spring Garden Rd, 6th Floor Boardroom
Halifax (Spryfield)
May 30
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Captain William Spry Community Centre, 16 Sussex St, Conference Room #2
KentvilleApril 17
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Valley Regional Hospital, Classrooms A & B
Liverpool
May 14
6:30-8 p.m.
Queens Place Emera Centre, Meeting Room
Middleton
May 8
6:30-8 p.m.
Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Founders Room, Level 1 (basement)
Musquodoboit Harbour
May 22
8:30-9:30 a.m.
DNS representative visit
New Glasgow
April 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Aberdeen Regional Hospital, Boardroom/Classroom
New Waterford
June 7
6:30-8 p.m.
New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, Boardroom
North Sydney
May 10
6:30-8 p.m.
Northside General Hospital, Room #568
Port Hawkesbury
June 7
12:30-2 p.m.
Hearthstone Inn Restaurant, 388 Hwy 4, Port Hawkesbury, N.S.
Sackville/Fall River/Bedford
May 10
8-9:30 a.m.
Cobequid Community Health Centre, Room 3248
Sheet Harbour
May 22
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
DNS representative visit
Springhill
May 15
12-1:30 p.m.
DNS representative visit
SydneyApril 24
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Classroom 3612
Tantallon
June 6
12-1:30 p.m.
St. Margaret's Centre, Room #1, 12 Westwood Blvd, Upper Tantallon
TatamagoucheApril 19
8-9:30 a.m.
Lillian Fraser Hospital, Boardroom
TruroApril 30
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Colchester East Hants, Willow Room
Wolfville/Canning
May 7
6:30-8 p.m.
Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre, Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor
Woodlawn
May 28
6-7:30 p.m.
Woodlawn Medical Clinic, Staff Room, 92 Main St, Dartmouth
YarmouthApril 18
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Bluenose Room
Pending/in progress

Community
Annapolis Royal
Arichat
Barrington Passage
Berwick
Bible Hill
Caledonia
Canso
Chapel Island
Chester
Cheticamp
Clare
Coldbrook
Digby
Greenwood
Guysborough
Hantsport
Hubbards
Inverness
Kennetcook
Kingston
L'Ardoise
Lunenburg
Mahone Bay
Musquodoboit Valley
Neil's Harbour
New Germany
New Minas
Oxford
Parrsboro
Pictou
Pubnico/Argyle
Pugwash
Shelburne
Sherbrooke
Shubenacadie
Stellarton
Stewiacke
Wagmatcook
Westville
Whycocomaugh
Windsor