Medical Staff Associations in Nova Scotia: Resources for physicians

Medical Staff Associations in Nova Scotia: Resources for physicians

Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) has released a new set of resources to help physicians across the province establish or improve medical staff associations (MSAs) in their workplaces or communities. The resources include a primer, a tool kit and a grant program, developed with the assistance of Nova Scotian physicians and MSAs from across Canada.

Doctors Nova Scotia is committed to supporting its members as they work to establish or improve MSAs in their communities. The association’s new MSA resources are intended to support DNS members as they work to develop MSAs in their communities, with the long-term goal of furthering physician engagement in health-system planning.

Medical Staff Associations in Nova Scotia: A Primer introduces physicians to the potential of MSAs for supporting their colleagues and shaping health care in Nova Scotia. It outlines the basic requirements for forming an MSA and outlines the various functions of MSAs across the province.

Medical Staff Associations in Nova Scotia: A Tool Kit is an in-depth guide to forming an MSA and helping it grow. The tool kit includes guidance on forming policies and procedures, drafting terms of reference and forming subcommittees to support an MSA’s work.

Finally, the Doctors Nova Scotia MSA Grant Program will provide a limited number of financial grants to support the formation or development of community- or zone-based MSAs. Download, complete and submit the application form to Kevin Chapman , director of  partnerships and finance, by July 15 (Intake 1) or Nov. 15 (Intake 2) to be considered.

 

Contact

Kevin Chapman
Director, partnerships and finance
902-481-4905
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4905

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