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July 10, 2019 Community Conversations about Collaborative Family Practice Teams

(Published in Nova Scotia Health's Healthier Together 2016 - 2019 Measuring Our Progress Report p. 49-50)


In 2018, we hosted 25 community conversations about collaborative family practice teams.

A collaborative family practice team includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, family practice nurses, and other health professionals working together to provide comprehensive care for patients.

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March 12, 2019 What we heard: Community conversations about collaborative family practice teams summary report

The voices of Nova Scotia's community members are vital as we work together to create a healthier future for our province.

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July 22, 2018 Springhill collaborative family practice team participates in teddy bear picnic

The Springhill Communities in Bloom organized a Teddy Bear Picnic fundraiser, held on July 22 in Lion’s Park. The Springhill Primary Health Care team volunteered at the on-site Teddy Bear Hospital.

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July 18, 2018 Islands Health Centre community meet and greet with new nurse practitioner

Photo: Gabriela Vellego, nurse practitioner, smiles as her son Olivier entertains at the community meet and greet at Islands Health Centre, Freeport, Digby Neck.

The communities of Long and Brier Islands had a chance to say bem vindo, the Portugese phrase for welcome, to their new nurse practitioner (NP) and her family last week.

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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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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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February 22, 2018 Provincial health authority listens to concerns of Pictou County residents

By Sam Macdonald

(Published in The News


The Nova Scotia Health Authority gave residents of Pictou County an update on what it is doing to cope with a province-wide shortage of primary care physicians, and what measures are in place to make sure people get the care they need, on Wednesday evening.

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