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(Fredericton, NB) – The President of the New Brunswick Medical Society participated in a major announcement today about primary care renewal, calling it good news for patients. Dr Robert Rae welcomed the plan for renewing the delivery of primary care proposed by the Honourable Madeleine Dubé, Minister of Health. “New Brunswick’s doctors are leaders in [Read More...]
A Comprehensive Diabetes Strategy for New Brunswickers was released in June 2011. The New Brunswick government has created an innovation fund to support healthcare providers to improve care to persons living with diabetes.  This fund provides seed money, or start-up money, to initiate practical, quality improvement projects that directly improve the management of persons with [Read More...]
New Brunswick’s doctors have learned that New Brunswick’s Organ Donation Program was suspended for two weeks on July 11. We understand that following a regular Health Canada inspection, several deficiencies were found. While we are disappointed in this development, our first concern is the safety of our patients. Implementing adequate quality assurance procedures is very [Read More...]
New Brunswick is currently experiencing an outbreak of whooping cough (Pertussis).  Those who have not been vaccinated during the last five years and are in close, regular contact with children younger than one are encouraged to contact their usual immunization provider and arrange for the vaccine to be administered. Individuals who think they or their [Read More...]
On June 13, the Minister of Health announced a series of public consultations around the province to inform the creation of the next provincial health plan. The New Brunswick Medical Society welcomes the opportunity to be part of this process. We will prepare a submission to add the voices of New Brunswick’s Doctors to this [Read More...]
Dalton McGuintyPremier of OntarioLegislative BuildingQueen’s ParkToronto, ON M7A 1A1   Dear Premier, As the leaders of Canada’s medical associations, we are united in asking the Ontario government to get back to the table with our physician colleagues in your province. Right across Canada there are shining examples of innovative improvements in health care when physicians [Read More...]
(Fredericton, NB) – New Brunswick patients believe that their doctor is working hard and that recruiting more physicians should take priority over health care cutbacks in the next provincial budget. These are the results of a survey of New Brunswick patients conducted earlier this month by the New Brunswick Medical Society. “The doctors of New [Read More...]