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Nurse practitioners call on province for change to their profession

CEO of Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario in Sudbury to hear concerns Nurse practitioners have been a part of the healthcare system in Ontario for several decades, yet they say they still face barriers in their ability to provide complete care to their patients. A nurse practitioner has more advanced education than a...

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The NPAO Welcomes Claudia Mariano as the new Manager of Practice & Policy

The NPAO is very excited to have Claudia join our team.  Claudia is coming in as Manager of Practice and Policy and will lead pivotal membership projects including MAiD, The NPLCA, and our newest project, NPs in private practice.  We look forward to the significant leaderships she brings to the team and of...

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FAQs about X-rays & Ultrasounds

  When did NPs gain the authority to order x-rays and ultrasounds? On April 27, 2018, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) announced to all NPs in the province that restrictions related to NPs ordering x-rays (except CT Scans) and ultrasounds were removed.   Did NPAO communicate about this change? Yes, NPAO...

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A Big Win for Ontarians! NPAO Welcomes Two New NP-Led Clinics

We are happy to announce that as part of the 2017-18 Inter-professional Expansion, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has announced two new NPLCs! We welcome Parry Sound and White River NPLCs with a lot of joy and applaud the Ministry’s decision to further its investments in the NPLC model.  Nurse Practitioner...

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Northern Ontario Health Equity Strategy

People living in the North face persistent barriers to enjoying good health and accessing quality health care services. Produced in partnership with Northern leaders, the Northern Ontario Health Equity Strategy gathers the passion and determination of diverse and resilient people to address and dismantle the barriers they face. Developed in the North, by...

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Nurse Practitioner Hoda Mankal Speaks to CBC producer Alan Neal about Mandating Drug Cost Transparency in the Electronic Medical Record

To listen to this interview, please click the on the player below:

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CBC: Nurse practitioners not always compensated for providing medical assistance in dying

The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario says some of its members are helping to provide their patients with medically assisted deaths without compensation. It wasn’t until April of 2017 that nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario could prescribe the controlled substances used for medical assistance in dying (MAID). Since then about 40 NPs across the province have...

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NPAO 2018 Election Platform

About NPAO  The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) is the professional voice for Nurse Practitioners in Ontario. Formed in 1973, NPAO has been active in policy development, advocacy, awareness, professional development and knowledge dissemination for than 45 years. NPAO speaks on behalf of more than 3,300 NPs in the Province. NPAO works...

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Patients First Update: OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

We are pleased to share this update on OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare (OHIP+) with you. As the weekly webinars have now ended, the ministry will continue to provide updates through eblasts to ensure individuals receive the information they need regarding OHIP+. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact...

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Nurse practitioners, canaries in the mine of primary care reform

A strong and effective primary care capacity has been demonstrated to be crucial for controlling costs, improving outcomes, and ultimately enhancing the performance and sustainability of healthcare systems. However, current challenges are such that the future of primary care is unlikely to be an extension of the current dominant model. Profound environmental challenges...

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