Regularly updated national and local resources and news for primary health care professionals dealing with the risk and impact of bushfires this 2020 season.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Here Australia's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Alison McMillan, addresses COVID-19 and provides answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus information for nurses working in primary health care in Australia
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