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The candidate for Canadian Medical Association president preferred by the pro-medicare contingent of the medical community has won the Ontario Medical Association's nomination.
Dr Jeffrey Turnbull's election points to what may be a major change to come in the CMA's influential political lobbying, potentially moving away from what has been a voice on behalf of reforming the restrictions on privately funded healthcare delivery embodied by the Canada Health Act. That effort has been particularly strong over the last two years, with outspoken private clinic owners Brian Day and Robert Ouellet holding the CMA's top job.
Dr Turnbull, on the other hand, made it clear in his campaign position statement that his politics differed from those of Day and Ouellet. "Through new partnerships, a clear vision, dedicated advocacy and wisdom we can preserve the rich traditions of medicine within a publicly-funded health care system that serves our patients the way it is supposed to," he wrote.
Dr Turnbull acknowledged the potential policy shift after learning of the election results. "Yes, [my election] would be a movement not in keeping with the direction of leadership we've had," Dr Turnbull told The Globe and Mail. "But I think there are opportunities for that debate to take place."
Barring a last-minute challenge from the floor of the CMA's annual meeting this August in Saskatoon, Dr Turnbull, the chief of staff at the Ottawa Hospital and an internist with extensive experience in treating the homeless, will become the group's president-elect in 2009-2010 and then accede to a one-year term in the presidency in August 2010.
His experience in association politics is somewhat limited. As I wrote in January, Dr Turnbull is "one of the very few candidates for CMA president over the years who has never served on the board of directors of the CMA or a provincial medical association" though he has experience leading the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Medical Council of Canada.
The CMA's news announcement of Dr Turnbull's election notes that his campaign's focus was not only on the public-private balance of the Canadian healthcare system, but also on practical issues affecting physicians across the country. Among the three priorities he laid out on his website, he wrote:
"As CMA president, I will advocate for pensions, changes in tax law, and debt relief. I will also continue the good work CMA has been doing on other aspects of physician wellbeing since financial wellbeing is only one small piece of the puzzle."
He emphasized the need for greater effort on physician wellness in an interview with the Canadian Press yesterday. "If we don't make changes, we're heading into a circumstance where there'll be increasing stress, increasing burnout, increasing difficulties for doctors as they continue to try to do the best for their patients," said Dr Turnbull. "We have to redouble our efforts to supporting them and making meaningful changes. We have to get more physicians, we have to improve their working conditions. And we have to make a healthy health-care system... within which doctors can perform."
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