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Alberta doctors say trust must be rebuilt after proposed new labour deal rejected

Alberta doctors say trust must be rebuilt after proposed new labour deal rejected

 

A field hospital in the parking lot of Sunnybrook Hospital is seen in Toronto on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. As Ontario brings back stay-at-home orders to deal with surging cases of COVID-19, the Canadian Medical Association says continually changing rules have contributed to confusion and relaxed adherence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Doctors group says changing rules causing confusion as COVID-19 variants surge

Doctors group says changing rules causing confusion as COVID-19 variants surge

 

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Canadian Medical Association hopes federal budget will address primary care needs

Hoping for $1.2 billion over four years to create more primary care teams for Canadians

 

Alberta’s doctors have rejected a proposed new master agreement aimed at resolving a year’s worth of acrimony over pay and working conditions with the provincial government. (The Canadian Press)

Alberta physicians reject new master agreement with provincial government

Alberta physicians reject new master agreement with provincial government

Alberta’s doctors have rejected a proposed new master agreement aimed at resolving a year’s worth of acrimony over pay and working conditions with the provincial government. (The Canadian Press)
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a news conference in Calgary on May 29, 2020. Shandro says Alberta is considering whether to extend the time between COVID-19 vaccine shots to four months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta health minister says 2020 changes to doctor billing wrong, won’t be repeated

Alberta health minister says 2020 changes to doctor billing wrong, won’t be repeated

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a news conference in Calgary on May 29, 2020. Shandro says Alberta is considering whether to extend the time between COVID-19 vaccine shots to four months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A dose of COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination clinic in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A dose of COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination clinic in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a personal support worker at the Ottawa Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Herd immunity: Red Deer doctor encourages COVID-19 immunization

Doctor’s offices not equipped for vaccinations

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a personal support worker at the Ottawa Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a press conference in Calgary on Oct. 7, 2020. The Alberta government and its 11,000 physicians have taken a first step toward resolving an ugly, fractious year-long dispute over fees and working conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro speaks during a press conference in Calgary on Oct. 7, 2020. The Alberta government and its 11,000 physicians have taken a first step toward resolving an ugly, fractious year-long dispute over fees and working conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Battle River Medical Clinic in Ponoka has eight doctors, and could really use another five, since it also serves Maskwacis. (File photo)
Battle River Medical Clinic in Ponoka has eight doctors, and could really use another five, since it also serves Maskwacis. (File photo)
Dr. Amy Tan, who is leaving Alberta and taking a new job in Victoria, B.C., in November, poses for a photo in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Feeling powerless:’ Two family doctors explain why they’re leaving Alberta

Dispute started when Health Minister tore up master pay agreement with doctors

Dr. Amy Tan, who is leaving Alberta and taking a new job in Victoria, B.C., in November, poses for a photo in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on August 11, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., on August 11, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
New temporary doctor in Ponoka helps stem the flow

New temporary doctor in Ponoka helps stem the flow

Physician recruitment continues to be an issue

New temporary doctor in Ponoka helps stem the flow
Kenney stands by health minister as doctors’ group votes non-confidence

Kenney stands by health minister as doctors’ group votes non-confidence

Kenney stands by health minister as doctors’ group votes non-confidence

Kenney stands by health minister as doctors’ group votes non-confidence
Ponoka will soon have fewer family doctors. (File photo)

Ponoka doctor warns of rural health crisis

Behaviour towards doctors blamed

Ponoka will soon have fewer family doctors. (File photo)
Municipalities fighting to protect rural health care

Municipalities fighting to protect rural health care

Rural Municipalities of Alberta urging province to work with doctors on new agreement

Municipalities fighting to protect rural health care
A recent survey of nearly 2,500 doctors across Canada found 42 per cent had seen no change in the supply of gear such as masks and face shields in the last month, in an April 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Doctors say they see little progress on improving PPE supply: survey

OTTAWA — The Canadian Medical Association has called for greater government transparency…

A recent survey of nearly 2,500 doctors across Canada found 42 per cent had seen no change in the supply of gear such as masks and face shields in the last month, in an April 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Alberta rolls back cuts to rural doctor fees, tops up other fees in $81M plan

Alberta rolls back cuts to rural doctor fees, tops up other fees in $81M plan

Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won’t fix core trust issue

Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won’t fix core trust issue

Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won’t fix core trust issue

Alberta doctor withdrawing services says any new aid won’t fix core trust issue
Fifty-four per cent said they trusted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when it comes to the COVID-19 crisis, a new poll suggests, in an April 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadians trust their family doctor more than the PM on COVID-19, says poll

OTTAWA — Canadians trust health professionals like their family doctor first and…

Fifty-four per cent said they trusted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when it comes to the COVID-19 crisis, a new poll suggests, in an April 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)