Australian bushfires: Information for primary health care professionals

Regularly updated national and local resources and news for primary health care professionals dealing with the risk and impact of bushfires this 2020 season.

Membership is due 31 March. Have you renewed?

Your work as a nurse—a frontline soldier in this global public health event—is more important than ever. Don't do it alone, let APNA support you as we face the extraordinary year ahead. Renew your membership now.

APNA pushes for expansion of telehealth to nurses on ABC AM with Sabra Lane

urses must be included in expanded telehealth services for isolated, vulnerable patients as COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Hear APNA President Karen Booth and CEO of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Alison Verhoeven on ABC national radio pushing for this much-needed health reform to happen.

A private Facebook group just for APNA members

Are you on Facebook? APNA offers its members a private, member-only Facebook group where you can have conversations with your primary health care nurse colleagues. There's lots of nurse-led resources and discussion, so jump on and ask to join this group. We'll check that you're a current member and accept your request.

Nurse 2022

My Pledge to Nurse 2022—I will take charge of my career, I will promote the value of my role, I will support my profession and my peers

APNA pushes to allow nurses to treat chronic health patients remotely on ABC News with Ros Childs

APNA President Karen Booth appeared on ABC News this week. She called for Australia's primary health care nurses to be given greater access to telehealth so chronic disease patients can continue to receive care at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nurse Support

APNA's Nurse Support provides professional advice and guidance to members. Especially during the COVID-19 public health event, we're here to support you.

COVID-19 message from the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Here Australia's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Alison McMillan, addresses COVID-19 and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

COVID-19: Nurses need telehealth tools now

The national president of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), Karen Booth, has called for nurses to be given greater access to telehealth so people with chronic disease can continue to receive care at home during the COVID-19 crisis, keeping pressure off hospitals.

Government makes good call on telehealth

APNA has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a $500 million funding boost for general practice, that supports jobs and enables nurses and nurse practitioners to care for patients via telehealth.

Taking care of business, so you can get on with yours

As an organisation supporting primary health care nurses on the front line of this public health event, and to ensure we are in the best position to continue supporting you, APNA has taken its operations out of the office. All APNA staff are working remotely and our office doors are closed. This way we can minimise the impact of coronavirus on the team and maximise our effort to support you. You can still renew your APNA membership by phone and call our Nurse Support Line on 1300 303 184.

Nurses at the table for healthcare reform

APNA President and veteran of primary health care reform Karen Booth has been appointed by Health Minister Greg Hunt to advise on the development of the Government’s Primary Health Care 10-Year Plan.

What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) for primary health care nurses

Coronavirus information for nurses working in primary health care in Australia

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