Collaborative Care Demonstration Project
PANS has partnered with Doctors Nova Scotia to develop the Collaborative Care Demonstration Project (CCDP) after the need for better patient access to care plans and counselling was jointly identified by physicians and pharmacists in 2015.
The project will involve 23 physicians and 40 pharmacies and will evaluate sustainable models of health care collaboration, specifically between pharmacists working in community pharmacies and physicians, and the impact these collaborations may have on patients with complex care needs.
Pharmacists and physicians will work together to identify approximately 30 patients who could benefit from more individualized attention. Pharmacists will develop individual care plans with each patient and meet with the patient regularly over the course of one year. Pharmacists and physicians will meet face-to-face once a month to review and developing strategies to improve a patient’s health and wellness and care plans.
Participating pharmacies and physicians will be follow patient outcomes for one year, input required data for evaluation purposes and complete a post-project evaluation. Pharmacies will be compensated on a per patient basis for time spent with the patient and physician.
This demonstration project is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Doctors Nova Scotia and the Pharmacist Association of Nova Scotia.
Brochure (coming soon)
Minor Ailments Demonstration Project 2013
Minior Ailments Demosntation Project 2016