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Last Updated: March 24, 2020 (4:30 p.m.)

  • Fee codes extended for telephone, video and email
    Certain fee codes are extended to include care by telephone (as previously communicated) AND secure email or video. Physician Compensation
  • Respiratory Assessment Clinics
    Physicians are asked to coordinate efforts to create clinics to care for patients requiring assessment and treatment for respiratory illness (both those not at risk for having COVID-19 and those at risk). Contact Gail Scott if interested in a clinic in your community.  See Memo: March 21, 2020
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“We see patients waiting too long for care and too many people who simply don’t have access to a family doctor,” said Dr. David Bannon, MSPEI President. “We can do better. We are accepting Health Minister James Aylward’s request to recommend a new recruitment model with enthusiasm.”   Medical society to recommend new physician recruitment…

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In November 2019, eight more PEI physicians graduated with the Master’s Certificate in Physician Leadership. This robust eight-month program was designed to teach new strategies to support physicians in solving chronic health-system problems. As part of the program each graduate tackled real system issues and opportunities; topics ranged from emergency medicine to collaborative primary care.…

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Working with various education experts, MSPEI is now offering a suite of education opportunities to support physicians and help you feel more equipped when it comes to shaping your work environment—a proven way to help prevent burnout and boost professional satisfaction.  

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Physicians can put forward funding requests to its  Negotiations Team. The form is designed to be broad enough to consider everything from specific fee requests to contract changes to new funding programs. Learn More

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CBC NEWS — It’s an issue that all four political parties agreed on in the recent P.E.I. election — the province needs to change its approach to physician recruitment, and doctors themselves need to play a more active role in recruiting their peers. And while the group that represents Island doctors has referred to a…

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Last week I became the President of the Medical Society of Prince Edward Island, taking the reins from Past-President, Dr. Kris Saunders, who capably led the organization last year. While our leadership has changed, our drive and commitment to improving patient care have not. I return to this role, after serving as President for a…

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Summerside surgeon, Dr. David Bannon, was named the Medical Society of Prince Edward Island (MSPEI) President at its annual meeting on May 23, 2019. Dr. David Bannon has been a general surgeon, based at Prince County Hospital, for the past 16 years. Dr. Bannon returned to the role as President of the Medical Society after…

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The Atlantic Canadian medical associations have banded together to advance virtual care in their respective provinces. In May 2019, the four medical associations, along with the CMA, signed a joint statement to call attention to the need for, and opportunities in exploring increased use of virtual care. This joint statement follows earlier work where the Atlantic…

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