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.
Engaging Primary Health Care Nurses to Deliver on the National Men's Health Strategy 2020-2030
Primary Health Care Nurses (PHCN) are at the heart of the primary care workforce. The National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 was launched early 2019. Andrology Australia recognises the vital role that PHCNs play in delivering better outcomes, across all determinants of health for Australian males, and society more broadly. Nursing accounts for over 50 per cent of all health practitioner registrations in Australia (AHPRA, 2018). Andrology Australia recognises the growth in the nursing sector of PHCNs, as evidenced by the excellent growth in membership of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA, 2017).
Andrology Australia is committed to collaborating with PHCNs and APNA to inform the implementation of the strategy moving forward. The diversity in practice settings and variety of roles in which PHCNs operate, provide a unique opportunity to deliver sustainable and meaningful change to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian males.
The goal of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 is that every man and boy in Australia is supported to live a long, fulfilling and healthy life. Primary care must play a leading role to achieve this goal.