The NSPMP Network
The strategic direction of the NSPMP is defined by our Board of Directors. Board membership includes representation from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS), the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN), the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists (NSCP), the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia (PDBNS), the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), and two public members.
Consists of a Program manager, business support analysts, a health informatics specialist, medical consultant support, and pharmacist consultant support.
The Program relies on a multidisciplinary Practice Review Committee (PRC) to review and inform complex practice cases. The PRC is composed of representation from each licensing authority (CPSNS, NSCN, NSCP, and PDBNS) and Doctors Nova Scotia.
Each year over 2900 Physicians and Surgeons, 450 Dentists and Oral Surgeons, and 200 Nurse Practitioners issue more than 1.8 million prescriptions for monitored drugs in Nova Scotia (based on 2020 Program data.)
These prescriptions are dispensed by the skilled teams at more than 300 community pharmacies across the province.
We work with local law enforcement agencies to share vital information about potential risks to patient and public safety.
Partners & Stakeholders
We work with a range of local stakeholders to help inform activities and analyses related to understanding and improving health outcomes. These include the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Service, the Nova Scotia Take Home Naloxone Program, and academic researchers from across the province.