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July 27, 2020 Supporting seniors during COVID-19 with outreach and community care packages

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. 

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July 11, 2018 Patients benefit from comprehensive team-based care

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.

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July 11, 2018 Building and strengthening primary health care

By Deidre Taylor 

(Published in Nova Scotia Health's 2017/18 Annual Report)

 

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March 20, 2018 Cape Bretoners are fans of health-care teams

(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.

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March 6, 2018 Sydney doctor switches to collaborative practice, takes on new patients

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.

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February 26, 2018 NSHA promotes collaborative family practice teams

By Melanie Holder

(Published in the Port Hawkesbury Reporter)

 

Last week over 25 community members and healthcare professionals gathered to share their thoughts about a collaborative model for primary healthcare.

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