Negotiations 2019

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Negotiations 2019

The 2015 Master Agreement and Clinical/Academic Funding Plan (C/AFP) contracts are due to expire in less than a year. Negotiations are set to begin this autumn.

Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) has already begun preparing for the next round of contract negotiations. Fulsome preparations for the next round of negotiations are important, as DNS needs to understand its members’ top priorities and identify how they align with patient needs and government interests.


Process 

The DNS Board of Directors will play a prominent role in overseeing negotiations. The Board will work closely with both the Master Agreement Advisory Forum and the C/AFP Members’ Advisory Forum in preparing for and during negotiations.

Member engagement

Doctors Nova Scotia has prepared an extensive member outreach strategy, which includes a member survey, targeted group meetings, 16 meetings with physicians in academic departments in Halifax and more than 80 meetings with physicians in communities across the province, with dates scheduled between April and June.

Connect with us 

Preparations are key to a successful negotiation. Doctors Nova Scotia needs to know what meaningful solutions look like for physicians and their patients. We need to understand your needs and how we can effectively advocate for improvements that will enhance patient care in your community.

If you’re not able to attend a meeting or to schedule DNS representatives to come into your practice for a meeting, please know that you can always provide direct feedback to the negotiations team via negotiations@doctorsns.com.

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