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New NP Clinic in Kitchener

New nurse practitioner clinic to open in Doon By Melissa Murray Kitchener Post staff Residents of Kitchener will have one more health care option when the first nurse practitioner-led clinic opens in a few weeks. Called a satellite clinic to their Cambridge location, the Kitchener site on Pioneer Drive will offer the same services as... Read more

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Low Wages & Benefits in Primary Care

Low wages and benefits makes interprofessional primary care a hard sell The Ontario government would like every dollar of funding increase to be used to increase the volume of care. In their world, nothing would go to the increased cost of wages, benefits, drugs, energy, equipment, or any other cost pressure that health providers regularly experience.... Read more

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2014 NPAO Conference Registration Open

  On November 6 – 8, 2014 the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario  (NPAO), will be hosting their Annual Conference in Hamilton, Ontario at the Hamilton Convention Centre. NPAO represents over 1,400 nurse practitioners currently practicing in Ontario.  The NPAO Annual Conference is the largest nurse practitioner conference in Canada and attracts over 375 nurse... Read more

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CHC addresses the health effects of poverty

Spès Ndongozi, a refugee and mother of two from Burundi, arrived in Canada in September with her diabetes and hypertension in sorry states — and precious little idea about how to reclaim her health. At the Carling Family Shelter, however, she was referred to the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre. Chris Bradley, a nurse practitioner at... Read more

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Ont. NP Co-Author in Osteoporosis Article

Peggy Rice, an NP at Lakeridge Health Centre in Ontario, has been working with other researchers to publish an article looking at the screening, assessment and treatment of osteoporosis for the Nurse Practitioner. Click Here to view the complete article. Source: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2327-6924.12134/pdf

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Liberal Party Responds to NPAO Platform

Liberal Party of Ontario Responds Positively to NPAO Platform Questions which were sent to all Provincial Candidates in recent election.  This is good news for Health Care in Ontario. Questionnaire Response: 2014 NPAO Election Survey Will you commit to maintain and build on the successful Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic model by expanding access to NPLCs in communities where... Read more

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Guaranteeing Primary Care to all Ontarians

Premier makes PHC guarantee for everyone to have either a family doctor or Nurse Practitioner. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals will ensure that every Ontarian has access to a primary care provider by 2018, if re-elected on June 12. Joined by local Liberal candidate Eleanor McMahon in Burlington today, Premier Wynne talked about how Liberals will... Read more

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Premier Wynn Visits City of Kawartha Lakes FHT

Premier Wynn stopped by the City of Kawartha Lakes FHT to discuss health care with the team including Nurse Practitioners Teresa Ralph, Sara Reynolds and Samantha Lucas.

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NPs offer good value in health care

A study funded by the Ministry of Health outlines the benefits of having nurse practitioners in hospitals and long-term care homes. University of Western Ontario professor and researcher Tina Hurlock-Chorostecki said nurse practitioners are often the one constant for a patient in hospital. They can act as liaisons with other health professionals to ease a... Read more

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