Shaping our Physician Workforce

Our goal is to provide the right number, mix and geographic distribution of physicians to meet Nova Scotia's health care needs.


The Department Of Health and Wellness continues to support physician resource planning for Nova Scotia to better manage physician resources and reshape the workforce over time to better meet the needs of our population and provide better care sooner.

Working with partners, such as Dalhousie University, Doctors Nova Scotia as well as the District Health Authorities and the IWK, this comprehensive planning model and tool will help us better plan and manage our physician resources over the next ten years.