WorkSafeNB is making important changes to improve communication and collaboration with New Brunswick psychologists. We are committed to supporting psychologists by: 1) providing education about WorkSafeNB policies and procedures that relate to mental health services; 2) improving information sharing regarding evidence-based psychological care, and; 3) providing training and support opportunities.
WorkSafeNB’s Chief Medical Office calls for proposals to further occupational medicine research in New Brunswick. Priority will be given to topics relevant to occupational medicine and health, such as medicinal cannabis and workplace wellness. Funding is available to support appropriate proposals to a maximum of $10,000.
WorkSafeNB knows patient care is important to you. After research and discussion with the New Brunswick and Canadian medical communities and other compensation boards across the country, it’s improving the medical reporting process.
As the weather warms, the evenings remain long, and we all find some time to relax and have fun, it can be difficult to remember that such idyllic scenes can be destroyed by tragedy, at home, on the road or at work.
WorkSafeNB’s chief medical officer says we, in New Brunswick, must change how we prescribe and manage opioids to better help our workers.
WorkSafeNB's CMO office calls for proposals to research the application of the principles outlined in our new opioid policy.
WorkSafeNB has changed the way it manages opioid prescriptions for clients recovering from workplace injuries.
WorkSafeNB’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Atkinson, is leading the way to change the medical community’s approach to return to work following an injury. His article “Staying at work is good medicine,” published in the summer edition of OPUS MD, showcases the value of work as part of injury recovery. OPUS MD is a newsletter distributed to all physicians in the province by the New Brunswick Medical Society.
After extensive consultation with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes.
Twelve workers’ compensation board medical directors met in Saint John from June 11 to 13 for the 2018 Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) Medical Directors’ Meeting.