News Releases

Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) stands in solidarity in the fight against anti-Black racism, violence and injustice toward people of African descent in the U.S. and across the world.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) welcomes the new 2020–21 president, Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie of Porters Lake, N.S.

Doctors are worried about your health. You might think we’re not providing routine health-care during the pandemic, but we are. In fact, we’ve expanded our offerings so we can now do appointments several ways: in person, by phone and using video.

Work is underway to reduce administrative red tape so doctors across the province can spend more time with their patients.

On Nov. 25, the province’s doctors signalled they’re ready for change by approving two new four-year agreements with the provincial government.

Doctors Nova Scotia has reached tentative agreements with the Department of Health and Wellness on new four-year contracts for the province’s doctors. The contracts will be presented to Nova Scotia’s physicians for ratification.

Dr. Gary Ernest, of Liverpool, N.S., was installed as Doctors Nova Scotia’s President during the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Halifax.

Doctors Nova Scotia honoured nine physicians for exemplary achievement at the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 8 in Halifax, N.S.

May 1 is Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the important role that doctors play in keeping Nova Scotians healthy.

Members of the public and health-care providers are invited to join Dr. Constance LeBlanc and Dr. Sam Campbell as they discuss how to talk about unnecessary tests and treatments. The event is taking place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Today’s provincial budget announcement misses the mark when it comes to creating an environment that will keep doctors practising here and that will make Nova Scotia a desired place for physicians to live and work.

The position paper defines the unique role and value of family physicians in Nova Scotia’s primary health-care system and reaffirms the position that every Nova Scotian deserves access to a family doctor.
Nova Scotia’s doctors work hard to care for their patients, provide them with appropriate advice and advocate on their behalf.
It’s important to consider the role of family doctors in our health-care system and the value they bring to the people of Nova Scotia.

Today, Doctors Nova Scotia, Maritime Resident Doctors and the Dalhousie Medical Students’ Society released a position paper, Road Map to a Stable Physician Workforce, which calls on the provincial government to take immediate action to stabilize the physician workforce in Nova Scotia.

Doctors Nova Scotia has always taken the perspective that there is a role for all health-care providers in the system, but one can’t replace another.

Government is investing more than $4 million to support family doctors to communicate with patients by telephone and through e-health services. 

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.

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

 Parents say that the program encourages the whole family to be more active.