APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
The 'how to' on setting up a nurse clinic
Follow these examples for setting up a nurse clinic.
Teen Clinic, Bega Valley Medical Practice, NSW
With limited youth-friendly mental and sexual health services available, Bega Valley Medical Practice, located in rural NSW, established a Teen Clinic to meet the growing demand for these services.
Wound Clinic, Junction Medical Centre, VIC
Junction Place Medical Centre (JPMC) is a busy general practice located in one of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. General Practice Nurse Jodie Gartner started developing the wound clinic in 2014 so that local patients could access quality wound treatment without travelling further to wound specialists or vascular surgeons.
SKIP into Life, Worrigee Medical Centre, NSW
SKIP into Life is a person-centered clinic which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with enduring mental illness by preventing and managing chronic disease. It is part of the Worrigee Medical Centre, a bulk billing practice near Nowra, South Coast NSW.
Memory Health Support Service, GP Clinic, Ballarat Community Health, VIC
The Memory Health Support Service is a nurse clinic focused on helping people living with dementia and their carers, in the large regional city of Ballarat in central Victoria. Set within a community health service, it operates less as a separate clinic and more as an integrated service within all consultations. It supports GPs to consider cognition capacity when treating other health issues.
Men’s Health and Wellbeing Clinic, Barwon Prison, VIC
The establishment of the Men’s Health and Wellbeing Clinic at Barwon Prison, in mid-2016 has made the most of the captive nature of the environment, focusing on health prevention and early detection of chronic disease.