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Treaty 4 group sees hope for better on-reserve education in new agreement with Indigenous Services – CBC News | Indigenous

The chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance is encouraged by a letter of understanding (LOU) signed with Canada’s Indigenous Services minister, which he says is a roadmap to better meeting the needs of First Nations when it comes to on-reserve education.

Source: Treaty 4 group sees hope for better on-reserve education in new agreement with Indigenous Services – CBC News | Indigenous

N.L. ‘on par with Puerto Rico and Venezuela’ financially, health minister says

Dr. John Haggie, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Health Minister discusses the budget deficit his province is facing in this June 29, 2016 article in The Telegram (St. John’s, NL). He called it “unparalleled in Canadian history in any jurisdiction”.

At the July 2016 Primary Healthcare Forum Conference, Dr. Haggie compared the $2.4 billion deficit to the likes of countries such as Venezuela and Puerto Rico. He also stated that Newfoundland and Labrador spend 29% more per capita.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association has come up with a series of recommendations for the government to consider and has also recommended that their members be a part of the process.

CanAm Physician Recruiting feels the NLMA’s recommendation of including its members in creating solutions is a brilliant idea. Who better than the people who will be trying to balance these new policies and procedures with providing their patients with the highest quality of care?

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Doctors go ‘Lean’ to cut wait times, improve health-care efficiency

Submitted by: Hedi Cameron, Regional Manager, CanAm Physician Recruiting

This is a great example of how looking at a problem in a different way or from a different perspective can make improvements, which may appear to be small on their own, but cumulatively amount to significant changes. The same principles that work at making financial institutions and auto manufacturers more efficient can be applied to many industries, including healthcare.

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Cannabinoid Medicine’s rapid success through continued growth

There is a lot of talk in the media these days about Medicinal cannabis and how successful these clinics might be.  Canada’s largest and most reputable is Cannabinoid Medical Clinics (CMC); headquartered in Toronto this clinic has, in the past 10 months gone from one clinic in downtown Toronto with two physicians to 6 clinics with upwards of 25+ physicians from Edmonton, Alberta through to St. John’s, Newfoundland with further expansion of another 6+ clinics in the remainder of 2016.

It is CMC’s mission to continue providing the same education, experience and quality patient care nationwide that has become synonymous with their name in this rapidly growing market.

Through the hard work and perseverance of the entire CMC team over the last year, CMC Toronto has become the largest and most preferred cannabinoid medical clinic company in the country.  In the month of March alone, they had a record of over 1,000 patient visits.

With this increased focus on supporting growth through quality systems, protocols and an excellent standard of patient care across the country, there is every reason to believe that CMC will continue to see exponential growth both organically and through strong partnerships.

More medical marijuana clinics popping up across Canada

Cannabinoid Medical Clinic currently has locations in Toronto, Barrie, Halifax, and Ottawa, but the company is going to be opening locations in St. John’s, Calgary, and Edmonton over the next couple of months — and bringing their total to 20 clinics across Canada by the end of 2016.

Dr. Danial Schedcter, medical director of Canabanoid Medical Clinic, told CBC that most GPs and specialists “aren’t very comfortable” writing prescriptions for cannabis.

Instead, physicians can refer patients suffering from chronic pain to a Cannabinoid Medical Clinic. There is no fee for the patient to visit one of the physicians, and although they will not receive medical marijuana on the spot — it’s not a dispensary — they can obtain it by mail through a liscened producer approved by Health Canada.

Between 60 and 70 per cent of Canadians report suffering from chronic pain such as neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, gastrointestinal disorders, or psychiatric conditions.