Member Engagement

Member Engagement

Doctors Nova Scotia has prepared an extensive member outreach strategy to prepare for contract negotiations.

Setting DNS’s priorities

Doctors Nova Scotia has prepared an extensive member outreach strategy, which includes a member survey, targeted group meetings, 15 meetings with physicians in academic departments in Halifax and a series of meetings in communities across the province in October and November. The DNS Board of Directors and your negotiating team need to understand members’ top priorities and the most pressing issues facing physicians, as well as how best to support physicians in delivering exceptional patient care.

Member survey

The first step to getting your input is a member-wide survey. The survey, conducted by Narrative Research, will launch on Thursday, Oct. 20. Physicians will receive an email from Narrative Research with a unique link to complete the survey. This important online study will take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Please be assured that your responses will be kept strictly confidential and will be analyzed by Narrative Research only.

The survey closes at 11:59:59 p.m. on Nov. 3. All members completing the survey are eligible to be entered into a draw for one free year of membership to DNS, valued at up to $1,950.

Virtual roadshow

DNS will be hosting virtual community meetings to hear directly from Nova Scotia’s doctors about their priorities for negotiations. Please review the schedule and register for a community meeting and/or the provincial meeting.

Zone 

Community 

Date

Time

Registration

Western - Zone 1

Bridgewater

Wed. Oct. 19

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

register

Eastern - Zone 3

Sydney

Tues. Oct. 25

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

register

Western - Zone 1

Yarmouth

Wed. Oct. 26

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

register

Western - Zone 1

Kentville 

Wed. Oct. 26

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

register

Central - Zone 4

Halifax

Thurs. Oct. 27

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

register

Eastern - Zone 3

Antigonish 

Thurs. Oct. 27

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

register

Northern - Zone 2

Amherst

Mon. Nov. 7

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

register

Northern - Zone 2

New Glasgow 

Thurs. Nov. 10

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

register

Central - Zone 4

Dartmouth

Wed. Nov. 16

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

register

Northern - Zone 2

Truro

Wed. Nov. 16

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

register

All Zones

Provincial Webinar

Mon. Nov. 21

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

register

All Zones

First 10 years in practice

Tues. Nov. 22

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

register

All Zones

Women in Medicine

Tues. Nov. 22

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

register

Have questions or ideas?

Email negotiations@doctorsNS.com at any time, or contact your physician advisor to share your ideas or discuss issues that important to you.

Noelle Moulaison (Zone 1-Western)
noelle.moulaison@doctorsns.com          

Ryan Brown (Zones 2-Northern and 3-Eastern)
ryan.brown@doctorsns.com

Jennifer Girard (Zone 4-Central)
jennifer.girard@doctorsns.com

Kim Oakley (team lead)
kim.oakley@doctorsns.com

Contact

For more information, contact us.