Host Steve Murphy and a graphic of a physician holding a file folder.
November 21, 2018

Physician frenzy (jump to 7:42)

CTV Atlantic News at 6PM

Dr. Tim Holland speaks to Heidi Petracek about the number of Nova Scotians without a family doctor after a flood of calls to a family practice when information was posted online that the clinic's two new doctors were taking patients.

Information Morning Hosts
November 19, 2018

Retiring Truro doctor worries about the patients he leaves behind

CBC Information Morning

A doctor in Truro says he's had no luck trying to find a replacement for himself. He will be retiring and giving up his practice and his patients in a few weeks.

Kevin Chapman speaks to Global News
November 15, 2018

‘I think there should be prioritization’: Nova Scotia woman calls for change to doctor waitlist

Global News Halifax

The “need a family practice” registry was first launched two years ago. Last year there were about 40,000 people on the list and the numbers have only kept growing. But doctors are not required to take people exclusively from the list and as Alicia Draus reports, for those on the list the process is frustrating.

Hands holding miniatures of a house and a doctor's medical bag.
November 8, 2018

SCHNEIDEREIT: NSHA recruiters overselling work-life balance for doctors

Chronicle Herald

What’s wrong with this picture?

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.

A health care provider holding a paper prescription.
November 7, 2018

Nurse practitioner plans worry doctors

Chronicle Herald

Proposed measures move away from collaborative approach, Doctors Nova Scotia president says

A proposed revamp of the rules that govern nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia is raising alarm bells among doctors.

Historically, nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia have had to strike a formal agreement with a physician or group of physicians and submit proof of that agreement with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia.