APNA President Karen Booth on the Australian Government's telehealth announcement

The coronavirus picture is rapidly unfolding and we're seeing the Government escalate their response to this emergency. The Government's announcement means practices can further extend telehealth services to their local communities. This includes a continuation of chronic disease management and care provided by nurses to people who are increasingly staying home due to coronavirus.

A private Facebook group just for APNA members

Are you on Facebook? APNA offers its members a private, member-only Facebook group where you can have conversations with your primary health care nurse colleagues. There's lots of nurse-led resources and discussion, so jump on and ask to join this group. We'll check that you're a current member and accept your request.

Nurse Support

APNA's Nurse Support provides professional advice and guidance to members. Especially during the COVID-19 public health event, we're here to support you.

NEW member resource: Nurse Know-How

APNA are proud to present Nurse Know-How, a series of bite-sized education, delivered via video by APNA nurse leaders, to help you in your day-to-day work as a primary health care nurse.

Nurses at the table for healthcare reform

APNA President and veteran of primary health care reform Karen Booth has been appointed by Health Minister Greg Hunt to advise on the development of the Government’s Primary Health Care 10-Year Plan.

Government makes good call on telehealth

APNA has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a $500 million funding boost for general practice, that supports jobs and enables nurses and nurse practitioners to care for patients via telehealth.

APNA pushes for expansion of telehealth to nurses on ABC AM with Sabra Lane

urses must be included in expanded telehealth services for isolated, vulnerable patients as COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Hear APNA President Karen Booth and CEO of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Alison Verhoeven on ABC national radio pushing for this much-needed health reform to happen.

COVID-19: Nurses need telehealth tools now

The national president of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), Karen Booth, has called for nurses to be given greater access to telehealth so people with chronic disease can continue to receive care at home during the COVID-19 crisis, keeping pressure off hospitals.

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As we tackle coronavirus, it’s crucial to be up to date with an environment that is changing daily. We will supply you with specific and concise news that nurses need for your day to day work, so you don’t need to wade through the onslaught of information coming at you. If you already subscribe and know someone who might find The Connect helpful, share and encourage them to subscribe.

COVID-19 message from the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Here Australia's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Alison McMillan, addresses COVID-19 and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

Australian bushfires: Information for primary health care professionals

Regularly updated national and local resources and news for primary health care professionals dealing with the risk and impact of bushfires this 2020 season.

What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) for primary health care nurses

Coronavirus information for nurses working in primary health care in Australia

Australian stars join forces to say #ThanksAussieNurses

Here’s a special video for the nurses—the frontline soldiers of the coronavirus pandemic. We see you, we value you, we thank you.

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