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November 27 – National Physician Assistant Day in Canada

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Physician Assistant Day spotlights growing demand for PAs among doctors, patients, and Canadian health systems

November 26th, 2018

All Canadians would benefit from expanding the use of PAs to close gaps in care and save money OTTAWA, November 27, 2018 — As Canadian physician assistants (PAs) celebrate National Physician Assistant Day on November 27, 2018, they are reminding… Read more »

Calls grow louder for British Columbia to introduce physician assistants to address health care woes

October 22nd, 2018

BC Green Party and Doctors of BC join growing list of groups supporting the use of physician assistants to ease pressure on health system VICTORIA, October 22, 2018 — Over the weekend, BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver added his… Read more »

Physician assistants descend on Victoria to urge NDP government to start using PAs to address gaps in care

October 19th, 2018

More than 180 physician assistants are in Victoria from October 18 to 21 to discover the latest clinical practice developments and tell the government that British Columbia needs PAs VICTORIA, October 19, 2018 — Canadian physician assistants (PAs) have gathered… Read more »

Physician assistants: We can help ease the strain on B.C.’s health system, like we’re doing across the country and the globe

October 11th, 2018

The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants calls on the NDP government to catch up with Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick and introduce physician assistants to help improve the health of British Columbians OTTAWA, October 11, 2018 — Ahead of… Read more »

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B.C. should allow physician assistants

June 13th, 2018

There simply aren’t enough providers to care for everyone in B.C., especially those in remote communities. Recruiting more family doctors and hiring more nurse practitioners will most certainly help… more

Health-care fix needs innovative thinking

March 24th, 2018

Another means of relieving the pressure on the emergency room physician would be the introduction of physician assistants to the province’s health care system similar to what exists in New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba…more.