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.
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.
Mentoring in the workplace delivers myriad benefits for the nursing workforce including job retention, promotion and advancement, higher satisfaction, morale and productivity. Now more than ever, it is considered an essential element in keeping nurses engaged and satisfied throughout their professional journey. Primary Times Autumn 2018 (Volume 18, Issue 1)
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...
August 2018. Created by the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association the End of Life Directions for Aged Care Primary Care Toolkit now contains new factsheets for primary health care providers in addition to the existing resources. Find out more...
Providing a snap shot of a day in the life' of three nurses across different geographical areas in Queensland this video showcases the diverse role of the general practice nurse.
September 2017. APNA Position Statement: Nurses working to their full scope of practice as part of an interdisciplinary team can enable more integrated, efficient and accessible healthcare. September 2017.
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.
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.
Patient engagement on your nurse clinic is about designing effective patient pathways and flow. This includes defining patient criteria, referrals, assessment, care plan and coordination, information provision and more...
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)
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.
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.
The National Employment Standards determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read them here.
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.
Seqirus Australia announces the recipients of the 2018-2019 Championing Change Innovation Practice Nurse Grants. See who has won!
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.
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
When things go wrong, combined liability insurance can provide much needed financial assistance for legal and compensation costs in the event action is taken against you. This article tells you why reporting is important and the implications you might face if you don’t report. (Primary Times Summer 2017: Volume 17, Issue 4)