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November 8, 2018

SCHNEIDEREIT: NSHA recruiters overselling work-life balance for doctors

Chronicle Herald

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While recruiting, the Nova Scotia Health Authority is apparently selling the province as a great place for prospective family doctors from elsewhere to find a rewarding work-life balance.

Meanwhile, an exodus of family doctors who are already here — who’ve chosen to relocate, retire or refocus their medical skills in other areas — has continued unabated.

Dr. Amy Hendricks
November 1, 2018

Unnecessary duties have N.S. doctors looking elsewhere, warns specialist

CBC Nova Scotia

3 internists have left Antigonish in the last year, says Dr. Amy Hendricks

Administrative tasks that are being put on the plates of physicians in Nova Scotia are driving doctors out of the province, warns a specialist in Antigonish who worries more of her overburdened colleagues will pick up and leave.

In the last year, Dr. Amy Hendricks said three internists have left St. Martha's Regional Hospital, leaving just four to do the job of eight people.

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October 25, 2018

Physician recruitment should concentrate on wages, work environment: Doctors N.S.

Global Halifax

Provincial staff members have returned from another trip to the U.K. for doctor recruitment efforts. Since February they have attracted 16 new doctors through the physician stream program. But as Alicia Draus reports, concerns are being raised that recruitment efforts do not go far enough.

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