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November 8, 2021

PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: More than 80,000 now looking for a family doctor in Nova Scotia

Saltwire

Dr. Heather Johnson, president of Doctors Nova Scotia, says to tackle the high numbers of people in the province without primary care, we need to do a better job of retaining family physicians.

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November 4, 2021

Technology in health care is a matter of fax.

Halifax Examiner

While it’s good to see that fax issue got resolved, what I really noticed in the thread that followed was that many commenters were shocked to learn our health care system still relies on fax machines. As one commenter tweeted, “This is 2021 not 1984. The elimination of faxes cannot come fast enough.”

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October 29, 2021

N.S. aims to recruit medical students, but takes different approach than with nurses

CTV News Atlantic

A day after Nova Scotia announced every nursing student who graduated in the next five years would be guaranteed a job, Premier Tim Houston didn't make the same promise to medical students -- but he did recommit to retaining and recruiting more doctors.  "People in medical school in the province, we want to keep them here," Houston said. "You'll see a similar initiative, a push to make sure that everybody graduating medical school here and elsewhere sees Nova Scotia as the place they want to practice medicine."

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