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The general practitioners will share a rotation for periods of time, throughout October and November, to increase appointment availability.

On top of the Doctors, Northern Health has been successful in recruiting a nurse practitioner that will work full time in the unattached patient clinic.  The hiring comes a month after the Province announced funding for three more new positions.

Recruitment for the other two positions continues.

Nurse practitioners work side-by-side with physicians in the community providing primary-care services, including annual physical examinations, patient counseling, health promotion, immunizations, and treatment of short-term acute illness.

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