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Primary health care is any medical service that is provided outside the four walls of a hospital, including general practice, aged care, schools, community health and other primary health care settings. Primary health care nurses play a critical role in keeping people healthy, providing proactive care and health promotion to keep Australians well.
APNA’s goals are to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health and optimise the role of nurses in patient-centred care. We do this by working with government, peak bodies and key industry stakeholders to affect policy and provide professional support.
Central to all of this is the fundamental statement that nurses are rewarded for their efforts through appropriate remuneration and benefits in line with the important role they perform. We continue to discuss and fly the flag for nurses with government and other important groups.
APNA works with government and other organisations to maximise awareness of how important nurses are. We create strong relationships with other peak bodies such as doctors and practice managers and reinforce the message that nurses need good opportunities. We are keenly invested in working to ensure a sustainable workforce of primary health care nurses through recruitment and retention initiatives for the next five, ten, fifty years.
We have for some years been working on the development and implementation of an Career and Education framework and toolkit which will be specifically designed to demonstrate education and career trajectories in primary health nursing. This will be a tangible instrument that demonstrates to employers the needs of our workforce, and will influence policies that determines best practice work settings.
If you are seeking help with an industrial issue please contact the Fair Work Commission on 1300 799 675 or the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation branch in your state.
Professional Indemnity Insurance for nurses. Only $149 for 12 months cover.