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Government is investing more than $4 million to support family doctors to communicate with patients by telephone and through e-health services. 

Doctors Nova Scotia honoured nine physicians for exemplary achievement at the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 9, in Cape Breton, N.S.

Dr. Tim Holland, of Truro, N.S., was installed as Doctors Nova Scotia’s President during the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Sydney.

 Parents say that the program encourages the whole family to be more active.
Dr. Rhea MacDonald, a family physician in Inverness, Cape Breton was uncomfortable with her own opioid prescribing practices and felt she had to make some changes to deliver better care and to prescribe more responsibly.

Today, during National Palliative Care Week, Doctors Nova Scotia released 10 recommendations to improve palliative care in Nova Scotia.

Twenty-four doctors have graduated from Doctors Nova Scotia’s inaugural Physician Leadership Development Program. 

Today, Doctors Nova Scotia released six recommendations to encourage the province to take a population health approach to cannabis legalization. The recommendations aim to minimize the harms associated with cannabis use.

Nova Scotia’s family doctors are working on a solution to help revive full-scope comprehensive family medicine in the province. 

Doctors Nova Scotia has filed Notices of Application with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court to settle two contract issues with the provincial government. Attempts over the past 14 months to resolve these contract issues outside of the courts have failed. 

A public panel discussion event - Reducing Unnecessary Medical Tests, Treatments and Procedures

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Room 100, World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street

Doctors Nova Scotia has always taken the perspective that there is a role for all health-care providers in the system, but one can’t replace another.
Doctors Nova Scotia is 3,500 members; including practising and retired physicians, residents and medical students.

Doctors Nova Scotia has provided the government notice of its intention to ask the courts to settle two contract issues with the provincial government. The association has been working to resolve these issues for 12 months.

Nova Scotia’s physicians will meet with provincial and federal elected officials on Saturday to share their concerns about proposed federal tax changes on private corporations.

Last evening, Doctors Nova Scotia met with senior government officials and representatives of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Dalhousie Medical School, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Nova Scotia, and the IWK to share solutions for healing Nova Scotia’s health-care system.

Dartmouth, N.S. – A new survey shows that burnout is a serious issue for Nova Scotia’s doctors.

Of the 372 physicians that responded, 50 percent reported experiencing symptoms of burnout and another 20 percent are feeling ineffective.

About 75 percent of the province’s physicians are incorporated as small business owners. If the proposed tax changes come into effect, they stand to lose between 10 and 30 percent of their take-home pay.

Nova Scotia physician presents emerging issue at CMA General Council in Vancouver

A Nova Scotia physician presented an emerging issue on the loss of physician autonomy to the health policy agenda at the 149th Canadian Medical Association (CMA) General Council (GC) in Vancouver.

The province’s doctors have ratified two four-year contracts with government.

The contracts offer zero per cent, zero per cent, one per cent and 1.5 per cent increases and investments in a few areas most in need, such as hiring new specialists and supporting patient care by telephone.