NBMS Statement on the dismissal of Dr Jim Parrott from the Progressive Conservative Caucus

On September 20, Dr. Jim Parrott was removed from the government caucus for speaking out about a variety of health issues. We believe his opinions were prompted in part by the release of our submission to the Minister of Health on the next four year health plan. While different leaders in the province have interpreted it differently, we encourage every member of the public to read our submission for themselves and make their own decisions. Physicians have a right to responsibly advocate for patients and we believe that our submission is balanced, bold, and shows the kind of public leadership patients expect of their doctors. We look forward to being active participants in discussions about transforming the health system, and working with government to improve patient care across the province.

 Dr Robert Rae, President, NBMS