While physicians are often at the periphery of these organizations, all parties have a vested interest in health care and are deeply intertwined.
Doctors Nova Scotia aims to improve society by co-creating and influencing public policies or resource allocation strategies to help physicians thrive and have a positive impact on their patients’ lives, at an individual and system level.
Political advocacy tool kit
Physicians are uniquely positioned to influence health-care decisions because they are viewed as patient advocates and leaders who bring a different perspective to discussions on the health-care system. You can play an important role in educating colleagues, the public, and elected and government officials about health-care issues.
Doctors Nova Scotia's political advocacy tool kit is aimed at helping physicians understand how they can influence health care and the government.
Healing Nova Scotia: Recommendations for a Thriving Physician Workforce
This report synopsizes the highest-priority health system issues identified in conversations with Nova Scotia’s physicians, and offers recommendations on how to build a better future for health care for all Nova Scotians. Read more >
Federal tax changes
Doctors Nova Scotia has strongly opposed federal tax changes on private corporations because of the negative effect the changes would have on physicians. Read more >
Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia
The Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia campaign aims to improve the quality of patient care and reduce the overuse of medical tests and treatments. Read more >