As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, social workers Holly Richardson and Loralee Smith, who work with collaborative family practice teams in Annapolis County, thought that making check-in phone calls to support community members, particularly seniors, would be helpful.
Richardson’s collaborative family practice team members were ready to start making these calls after hearing about her idea.
A plan had been developed previously by the practice’s physicians and nurses about contacting patients in the event of a large storm, so it was easily adapted for this purpose.Read more
By Margaret Angus
(Published in Nova Scotia Health's 2017/18 Annual Report)
"I liked it from Day One," Len Thomas said of his experience as a patient at the Eastside Collaborative Care Centre. He has been a patient at this collaborative practice in New Glasgow for the past five years.Read more
(Published in the Cape Breton Post)
Creating teams of physicians, nurse practitioners and other health-care providers won’t just help people who don’t have family doctors — it could save lives.
Earlene MacMullin attended a community information session on collaborative-care practices in Sydney on Monday night.Read more
By Wendy Martin
(Published by CBC News)
Collaborative model allowing Dr. Steven MacDougall to take on as many as 40 new patients a month
A longtime doctor in Sydney, N.S., is accepting as many as 40 new patients a month from the provincial doctor wait list after switching his practice to a collaborative model.Read more