From the desk of the President

  • Smarter health care means more physicians where patients need them
    As part of the New Brunswick Medical Society’s ongoing campaign to enhance patient care in the 2018 provincial election, physicians have a prescription for smarter health care and a healthier province. 

  • Innovation is essential in health care
    Technology has completely changed the way we deliver healthcare. Surgeries that used to take hours now take minutes, and are far less invasive. We can detect issues faster, and more accurately. 3D printing to produce drugs based on our individual DNA may soon change the way our pharmacies dispense our medications.

  • Canada’s Healthcare – Past, Present and Future
    Fifty-five years ago, Saskatchewan NDP leader Tommy Douglas introduced the first government-controlled, universal single-payer medical insurance plan in North America. This was followed by a national initiative a decade later. At the time, many were apprehensive about this major change to the health system, including physicians.

  • Government of New Brunswick Primary Care Integration Initiative Worth Trying
    We are all keenly aware of the precarious state of New Brunswick’s health care system.  The province has been struggling for years with a growing demand for health services and often overburdened hospitals.  Insufficient nursing home capacity continues to result in many seniors having to spend months in a hospital...

  • President's Presentation to the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance
    The New Brunswick Medical Society President Dr. Dharm Singh's speech to the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance, regarding a study of the proposed changes to the Income Tax act respecting the taxation of private corporations is available here.

  • From the desk of the President – our continuing work on tax reform
    As we examine the latest proposal of the Federal Finance Minister pertaining to tax rules impacting private corporations, it is clear to us that the federal government has acknowledged that the first version of their tax reform proposal was not workable.