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August 16, 2023

New pilot project moves forward in hopes of allowing N.S. doctors see more patients

Global Halifax

A new contract between doctors and the Nova Scotia government offers a different way for physicians to be compensated – it comes after a previous pilot project led to lessons learned about what’s needed. As Callum Smith reports, one family doctor believes the contract could help shore up primary care in the province.

Dr. Colin Audain in scrubs
July 20, 2023

Nova Scotia doctors, province reach 4-year funding deal

CBC Nova Scotia

Contracts include measures to attract and retain doctors amid an acute shortage

The province and the association representing Nova Scotia's doctors have agreed to two new contracts for physician and clinical academic funding. The four-year agreements will add about $177 million to the provincial budget by the fourth year. 

Dr. Colin Audain, President, Doctors Nova Scotia
June 19, 2023

New head of Doctors Nova Scotia president looks at healthcare challenges

CBC Information Morning

A conversation with general anesthesiologist Dr. Colin Audain, who has just started in the role of president of Doctors Nova Scotia. He talks about the increasing number of patients looking for a family doctor and the other challenges he sees at the top of the list for health care.

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