2023 APNA Workforce Survey media coverage

A selection of some of the recent expert analysis and media coverage published about APNA's Workforce Survey

 

 


‘Exhausted and ready to walk’: It’s long past time to recognise the value nurses bring to general practice

Medical Observer: 29 November 2023

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We hear a lot about nurses being a cost to general practice, when the truth is they bring tremendous value to any practice.


APNA MEDIA RELEASE: One in four nurses consider leaving primary health care

APNA Workforce Survey reveals urgency to train nursing’s next generation

13 November 2023: Australia is on notice that its nursing shortage is set to worsen, with one in four nurses working in primary health care (PHC) considering leaving their role in the next two to five years, according to the largest survey of the sector. 


One in four tired, burnt out nurses planning to quit

The Queenslander: 6 November 2023

Three-quarters of nurses working in primary health care feel stressed and exhausted at work, with one in four planning to leave their job within two to five years.


Nurses have what it takes to fill rural health delivery gap

Rural Health Pro: 31 October 2023

It’s no secret that there is a huge challenge facing health authorities about Australia’s capacity to meet the demand for health services in regional, remote and rural areas.


It’s high time to let PHC nurses show what they can do

Pearls and Irritations: August 31, 2023

Australia’s primary health care (PHC) nurses are one of our health system’s biggest assets – but they aren’t working to their full potential. A recent APNA survey tells us that despite the widespread under-utilisation of PHC nurses, recent progress in using nurses effectively has virtually stalled.


APNA MEDIA RELEASE: West Australian nurses are Australia’s most underutilised - survey

National primary health care nursing conference opening in Perth 

28 July 2023: Western Australia’s primary health care (PHC) nurses are the most underutilised in Australia, according to a national survey of Australia’s PHC nursing workforce. 


Survey reveals underutilisation of aged care nurses’ skills despite workforce shortages

Healthcare Channel: 6 July 2023

According to a recent national survey conducted by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), more than one third (34%) of nurses working in residential or community aged care settings in Australia are not fully utilising their skills.


Are primary care nurses an underutilised resource in our health care system?

ABC Radio Melbourne: The Conversation Hour, 29 June 2023

This edition of Conversation Hour explores the the role of primary care nurses in the healthcare system and asks whether drawing on their full skill base could create better access to health care for Victorians, and ease the pressures on GPs.


APNA MEDIA RELEASE: Aged care nurses underutilised despite workforce shortage - national survey

One third of all aged care nurses are not being used to their full potential 

21 June 2023: More than one third (34%) of all nurses working in residential or community aged care settings are not being utilised most of the time, according to a new national survey of Australia’s primary health care (PHC) nursing workforce. 


‘Waste of nursing skill’: A third of primary health care nurses not working to full scope, survey finds

ANMJ: June 14, 2023

A third of Australia’s primary health care (PHC) nurses believe their skills are not being fully utilised most of the time, according to a new survey.


Nurses say they're underutilised in health system 

ABC Radio: The World Today: 13 June 2023

Nurses who work in GP clinics say they're not being used to their full potential. The federal budget boosted the payments for general practice to encourage clinics to employ a variety of health professionals, including nurses. But nurses themselves think more change is needed to make sure they can help take some of the pressure off busy GPs. 


Chronic disease is making the healthcare system 'implode', and thousands of nurses want to help

ABC Online, 13 June

In a busy Melbourne clinic, practice nurse Fiona Mardling has just finished making her 20th phone call of the day to deliver test results to a patient.


Nurses blame outdated Medicare for restricting skills

Canberra Times, 13 June 2023

A third of Australia's primary health care nurses say they their skills are being under-utilised, with outdated Medicare billing protocols cited as the reason.


APNA MEDIA RELEASE: Nurse skills, experience being wasted despite nursing shortage - national survey

One third of all primary health care nurses are not being used to their full potential 

13 June 2023: One third (32%) of all primary health care (PHC) nurses are not being utilised most of the time, according to a new national survey of Australia’s PHC nursing workforce. 


 

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