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Dr. Nigel Rusted receives honorary life membership award


By Jonathan Carpenter

Dr. Nigel Rusted, a retired St. John’s family physician and general surgeon, was presented with the NLMA Honorary Life Membership Award on June 12, during the Association’s annual general meeting at the GEO Centre in St. John’s.

Dr. Kim E. M. Hong receives CMA Honorary Life Membership Award

By CMA Staff
Dr. Kim E. M. Hong was the recipient of the 2010 CMA Honorary Life Membership Award at the NLMA’s AGM in June.

NLMA President to hold summit on care for seniors

By Jonathan Carpenter
Dr. Patrick O’Shea was installed as the 85th President of the NLMA during its annual general meeting at the Johnson GEO Centre on June 12.

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NLMA Award recipients announced


Compiled by NLMA Staff
CMA President Dr. Anne Doig announced the names of the 2009 NLMA Award scholarships at the President's Dinner at the 2010 AGM.

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Walk the Doc

Compiled by NLMA Staff

Walk the Doc is a program launched in 2003 by the CMA that encourages doctors to organize group runs or walks during meetings.

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Take a bit of “diastolic time” every day

By Dr. Susan King
"Diastolic time"; getting omega 3 in your diet; folic acid; National Physician Survey.

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Survey shows strong support for negotiations; more members going online

By NLMA Staff
In June, the NLMA received the results of the 2010 NLMA membership survey, which indicate that the majority of members are satisfied with NLMA services.

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Physician of the Future: Robotic telemedicine improves patient outcomes

By Jonathan Carpenter

Twenty years ago, the only place you could expect to see a robot racing down a hospital hallway to respond to a medical emergency was in science fiction films. Today, robotic telemedicine is very real and it’s helping to save lives in remote communities.

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Physicians honored; Haiti relief effort

Compiled By NLMA Staff

Dr. Dawn Howse receives honorary degree; Dr. Max House receives national award; and, Dr. David Allison travels to Haiti .

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Community pharmacies link up to Pharmacy Network

Compiled By NLMA Staff
On May 26, the Department of Health and Community Services announced that the province has officially begun connecting community pharmacies to the provincial Pharmacy Network.

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Pharmacists granted authority to modify and extend prescriptions

Compiled By NLMA Staff

New changes to the pharmacy regulations and new standards of pharmacy practice adopted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board mean that pharmacists in the province are now able to refill, extend or adjust prescriptions.

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Dr. Roxanne Cooper takes cervical screening on the road this summer

Submitted Article

In an effort to reach the high number of under-screened women in rural communities, Dr. Cooper has devised a plan to remove some of the known barriers to access and bring the service to them.

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Make your views known at CMA’s General Council meeting – even if you can’t attend in person

By CMA Staff

Lively debate on important issues, tough decisions about the future of medicine and health care, an opportunity to mix with hundreds of physicians from every corner of the country — all happening within view of one of the world’s natural wonders.

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Talent management: Developing leaders within your organization



By CMA Staff

Talented people are critical to an organization’s performance and success. Health organizations that do a better job of attracting, developing, exciting and retaining their talent will gain improvements in performance and improvements in quality, safety and patient outcomes.

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CMA, Royal College and CFPC launch National Physician Survey

By NLMA Staff
In May, questionnaires and electronic invitations were distributed to physicians across Canada as part of the launch for the 2010 edition of the National Physician Survey.

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In Memoriam

By NLMA Staff
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Drs. Adam George Barnes, Sr.,  Michael O’Reilly, Neil Turner, John Tomlinson and Colin Mackenzie. The NLMA sends condolences to the family and friends of these outstanding physicians.

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