DFP - Priorities

The Department of Family Practice Priorities (2013 - 2017) focus on:

  • Accountability
  • Family Physician Engagement
  • Physician & Practice Supports
  • Recruitment & Retention

Grounded in the quality dimensions of:

  • Accessible
  • Client Centred
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Population Focused
  • Safe
  • Worklife Balance

These priorities are align with the strategic priorities of Primary Health Care and NS Health’s Our Promise

The Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness created a Physician Resource Plan; Social Sector Metrics & Health Intelligence (Final Report) as a recommended model and implementation framework and Environmental Scan Report for Nova Scotia. 

In 2012, Shaping our Physician Workforce was released to help plan for the right number, mix and geographic distribution of physicians to meet the health care needs of Nova Scotians.