May 2018. A collaborative healthcare approach with nurses at the helm of managing patient care is not a new concept. Yet this alternate model of care is neither well understood nor fully embraced by the primary health sector.
Find out how these five nurse clinics were set up in these examples
June 2018. Australia faces a shortfall of 38,000 nurses in the primary health care sector by 2030, if industry stakeholders remain apathetic about workforce retention and recruitment.
Latest version of the Nurses Award on the Fair Work Commission website.
Having a strong and effective team ready to take on the challenges of implementing a new model of nurse-led care is an essential part of a nurse clinic. While supporting and sustaining the team can be challenging there are a few things that can help to minimise potential issues.
Information on wages and conditions for nurses and midwives from the ANMF
May 2018. This is the top question that we’re answering on our APNA (Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association) Nurse Support Line during this busy registration and renewal time. And the answer is - POSSIBLY NOT.
Working as a nurse in primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with opportunities. Find out about working in refugee health and more. Visit MyNursingFuture.com.au
The National Employment Standards determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read them here.
Supported by Health Professionals Bank. The results of this survey equips APNA members with information on the workforce conditions of your profession, and helps APNA’s develop evidence-based policy and programs relating to the primary health care nurse workforce and to advocate for you.
Nurse clinics are not a new concept, and operate in many settings from acute care to primary health care, both nationally and internationally. And while the format of these clinics may vary, their positive benefits and impacts are recognised with studies indicating nurse clinics result in improved health outcomes, reduced waiting times for care and decreased rates of hospital admission. Primary Times Summer 2017, Volume 17 Issue 4.
7 May 2018 The Department of Health has announced that as of 1 May legislation requires Australian Government-subsidised residential aged care providers to offer the flu vaccine to staff and volunteers.
Australia's national workplace relations tribunal. Contains the Nursing Award and other workplace awards.
Best-practice care ensures best patient outcomes with a rigorous approach to quality in your clinical practice. Find out about developing a knowledge-base for clinical care, building consistent clinical guidelines and implementing processes to deliver the highest quality care...
Nurse practitioner and APNA member Denise Lyons reflects on working as a nurse practitioner in primary health care in Australia. Primary Times Summer 2017 (Volume 17, Issue 4)
This research paper explores aspects of the recent development of practice nursing in Australia, particularly those relating to government initiatives currently in place.
Nurse and APNA Member Caroline Gibson has been recognised nationally for her innovative dementia care work. Ms Gibson was a finalist in the prestigious APNA Nurse Awards for developing a ground-breaking practice nurse dementia care model at Ballarat Community Health. Read more...
The Career and Education Framework and Toolkit supports education and career progression and improves employment opportunities, recruitment and retention for nurses in primary health care.
This document has been developed to explain
aspects of the visual representation of the Framework.
Appendices are included to provide clarity and context
for stakeholders such as practice managers, health care
providers, education providers and the community. This document represents the first stage in the process of developing an education and career framework for nurses in general practice.
Do you want to develop models of care that are relevant to your local health needs? Grant funding and APNA support will be provided to successful applicants of BNC. Applications are now open.