The provincial government is promising to add physician assistants to emergency departments as part of a long list of planned changes to improve emergency care in Nova Scotia… Read more.
Doctor calls on province to allow physician assistants to work in B.C.
A doctor working in Port Hardy, B.C. — one of many communities dealing with a doctor shortage — says he could see more patients and help keep the town’s emergency room open if the province would let him hire physician assistants… Read more.
LETTER – Healthcare system crumbles while ready-to-work physician assistants watch from the sidelines
I’m one of several physician assistants living in British Columbia continuing to be shut out of acceptance on the healthcare team, unemployed and, on the sidelines, while the BC Ministry of Health ignores our profession and the added value we could immediately bring to healthcare and extend to the citizens of this province, currently not receiving any care… Read more.
Canada Needs PAs Video Refresh
The CanadaNeedsPAs video has been updated to reflect the state of the health care system post-pandemic, and the need for more training spots and PA programs. Check out the video and be sure to share it on your social media channels!
CAPA Meets with Federal Minister of Health
CAPA President, Kevin Dickson and Nova Scotia, Alternate Director, Erin Sephton met with the Minister of Health, The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos on July 12th in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss the importance of adding PAs to the HHR strategy, provide funding for PA training, as well as the creation and funding of positions in corrections, as well as First Nations communities. Also, present at the meeting were Nova Scotia caucus members Lena Metlage Diab, Jaime Battiste and Darren Fisher. The meeting was extremely positive with all ministers being in full support of PAs with a particular interest in primary care. Thank you, letters were sent to all those in attendance, along with an information brief on how PAs can help.