Nova Scotia’s doctors ratify new four-year contracts

The province’s doctors signaled they’re ready for change by approving two new four-year agreements with the provincial government on Nov. 25. “These contracts begin to recognize the value of Nova Scotia’s doctors and will help to begin stabilizing some of the most vital services in our health-care system so that patients have better access to...

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Doctors Nova Scotia reaches tentative agreements with government

Doctors Nova Scotia has reached tentative agreements with the Department of Health and Wellness on new four-year contracts for the province’s doctors. The contracts will be presented to Nova Scotia’s physicians for ratification. “We believe we have now reached the best deals possible for Nova Scotia’s doctors,” said Dr. Gary Ernest, President of Doctors Nova...

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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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Leaving no stone unturned

With almost 150 vacancies for family physicians and specialists in the province, the senior director in charge at the Nova Scotia Health Authority is concerned. But Grayson Fulmer said recruitment efforts are coming together to try to fill those vacancies, and the health authority is working with other agencies, such as the Department of Health...

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Dozens rally in support of walk-in clinic

By Brian Cameron Dozens of concerned residents stood in the searing heat on Monday afternoon to show their support for the Aberdeen Walk-in Clinic. The clinic has suspended operations between August 5 and September 17 while the doctors who operate the clinic contemplate its future. Dr. Chris Elliot and Dr. Thomas Park see approximately 10,000...

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