It is with great delight that APNA announces Nurseforce for the Future, the 10th Annual National Conference for nurses working in primary health care, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10 to 12 May 2018.
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The systems and processes building block describes the fundamental requirements to maximise your clinic’s outcomes focusing on: technical systems, processes to manage patient appointments and reminders and data-management and privacy obligations.
Have you read the Autumn 2018 issue of Primary Times? Read about what's instore for the Nurseforce for the Future APNA conference in May, where primary health care nurse fit into the Health Care Homes initiative and how effective mentorship can improve job retention for nurses.
12 April 2018. The End of Life Directions for Aged Care website has been launched. It provides practical and useful information for palliative care and advance care planning. Read more...
It’s recognised that the longer a nurse stays with an organisation the more productive they become. Early results of the Transition to Practice Pilot Program Tranche 1 have indicated it has had a positive influence on nurses’ intentions to remain in the nursing workforce.
Do you know what the benefits of having a nurse in your practice are? APNA's Healthy Practices website is for employers, practice managers, GPs and nurses looking for information and resources on employing a nurse – the benefits, financial considerations and more...
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Carr as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 21 May 2018.
Register and find out more about APNA's 2018 workshops for nurses in primary health care.
16 April 2018. Australia’s inaugural Advance Care Planning Week begins on 16 April, encouraging people of all ages to prepare their personal end of life care plans, to give certainty to themselves and their families. Department of Health Media release.
6 March 2018. The Bega Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention model of access to primary health care for teenagers, which sits within existing general practices providing a drop-in service for young people in rural towns and supported by APNA through the Enhanced Nurse Clinics program.
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What to look out for? Workshops, concurrent and abstract sessions exploring the themes of: efficient models of care; quality and safety in practice; workforce development, recruitment and retention; service innovation and embracing change.
20 March 2018. The community of Berrigan in NSW is the first town in Australia where all key healthcare providers are connected and using My Health Record.
The APNA Career and Education Frameworks for Nurses in Primary Health Care project are the first of their kind in Australia and are now available from My Nursing Future.
Primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with ongoing opportunities to evolve professionally and make a difference to people’s lives. Current nurses can complete the self-assessment and find out where they sit in the Career and Education Framework for Nurses in Primary Health Care and receive a personalised report.
2 April 2018. APNA’s president Karen Booth says 'APNA wants to reiterate their support for Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s code of conduct. The code has included extensive consultation across nursing and midwifery, and provides care that is holistic, free of bias and racism, and most importantly respectful of cultural safety for all cultures.'