Nurse practitioners, pharmacists eager to fill health-care void in N.L.

Alyson R. Briggs
Pharmacist Kara O’Keefe is among the pharmacists and nurse practitioners urging the province to deploy them to fill in health-care gaps. (Submitted)

As communities across the province struggle with inadequate access to primary health care, nurses and pharmacists want to expand the services they’re able to offer, while health officials say help is on the way.

The province is plagued with long wait times, misuse of emergency rooms, and inadequate access to a primary health-care provider, says nurse practitioner Kari Brown, one of many medical professionals pushing for an increase to their scope of practice.

The biggest hurdle in that

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