Every Nova Scotian deserves access to a family doctor

Today Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) in partnership with the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians (NSCFP) launched a new position paper, The Backbone of Primary Health Care: The role and value of family physicians in Nova Scotia. The paper defines the unique role and value of family physicians in Nova Scotia’s primary health-care system and...

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Leadership skills earn student award from RBC

A student at Northumberland Regional High School is receiving an award from the Royal Bank of Canada for her leadership and academics. Emma Currie, who runs the communications committee and co-heads the prom committee at NRHS, will receive the $1,000 scholarship at graduation. “I think I might’ve been chosen for it maybe for my involvement...

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New nursing staff coming to Pictou County

New Glasgow, Westville and Stellarton are among the areas that will getting new nurse practitioners and family practice nurses. According to the Nova Scotia Health Authority, this means 2,400 more patients combined in these communities will be able to join a collaborative health team. The province is giving Nova Scotia Health Authority an extra $3.6...

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