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July 8, 2016: CBC Reports “Nurse Practitioners in Alberta Call for Province to Help Create More Jobs”

Story by Jennifer Lee/CBC Alberta’s nurse practitioners say many new graduates are not finding jobs and they want the province to do something about it. Nurse practitioners (NPs) have more training than RNs, allowing them to diagnose, order tests and prescribe drugs. Their services cost the province less than the same procedures billed to Alberta […]

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July 4, 2016: Calgary Herald Reports on Inadequate Multidisciplinary Team Spending

Alberta government report finds inappropriate spending in Primary Care Networks — Keith Gerein, Postmedia Inappropriate spending, questionable compensation for administrators and slow progress on developing interdisciplinary care are among the problems highlighted in a new government report on Alberta’s Primary Care Networks. “The main finding in the analysis of the review was that there is […]

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June 12, 2016: Calgary Metro

Calgary low-income clinics hope to improve patient care via funding change By: Jeremy Simes For Metro The government is piloting a new project that plans to let some low-income, high-risk health clinics use more cash to improve patient services by changing the way nurse practitioners are funded. The pilot is part of the government’s ongoing […]

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April 20, 2016: Calgary Today with Angela Kokott Interviews NPAA

Nurse Practitioners in Alberta are asking for more responsibility in the health care system. Calgary Today’s Angela Kokott speaks with Eric Lavoie, the President of Nurse Practitioner Association of Alberta, about what role NPs can play in Alberta Health Care. Canada Today Link

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