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CAPA Annual Members Meeting – October 25, 2019 – Niagara Falls

November 27 – National Physician Assistant Day in Canada

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OPINION: Making most of physician assistants will improve care and cut costs

September 27th, 2019

This Opinion article was originally published in the Edmonton Journal on Friday, September 27, 2019. The Alberta government should be applauded for providing $3 million in new funding for nurse practitioners (NPs). Patients in underserved parts of Alberta deserve timely… Read more »

OPINION: Common sense says New Brunswick needs physician assistants

February 13th, 2019

This Commentary was originally published in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Scrapped surgeries, staff shortages, and poor access to care in underserved parts of the province are some of the headlines we see repeated ad… Read more »

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 »

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NDP want to open the doors to physician assistants

October 10th, 2019

Members of Nova Scotia’s New Democratic Party say three years is far too long a time to evaluate whether physician assistants are a good fit in this province’s health-care system. Physician assistants are supervised by doctors and help free up… Read more »

N.S. hiring physician assistants to reduce wait times, streamline surgery

September 22nd, 2019

A job posting will be going up soon for three physician assistants to be hired as a pilot project with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. “I think that everybody recognizes that we need the help,” says Dr. Bill Oxner, chief… Read more »