Here is how you pump up the volume - The trifecta of improving primary healthcare

A collaborative healthcare approach with nurses at the helm of managing patient care is not a new concept.  Yet this alternate model of care is neither well understood nor fully embraced by the primary health sector.

Where current and future nurses can explore the world of primary health care

Working in primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with opportunities to evolve professionally and make a difference. Visit MyNursingFuture.com.au to explore roles, professional development guidance, complete a career quiz, and undertake the self-assessment based on the framework.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation: Wages and conditions

Information on wages and conditions for nurses and midwives from the ANMF

Nursing in general practice: It's a choice

Providing a snap shot of a day in the life' of three nurses across different geographical areas in Queensland this video showcases the diverse role of the general practice nurse.

Practice nursing in Australia

This research paper explores aspects of the recent development of practice nursing in Australia, particularly those relating to government initiatives currently in place.

Are you getting the most out of your nursing workforce?

Australia faces a shortfall of 38,000 nurses in the primary health care sector by 2030, if industry stakeholders remain apathetic about workforce retention and recruitment.

Improving job retention: The power of mentorship

Mentoring in the workplace delivers myriad benefits for the nursing workforce including job retention, promotion and advancement, higher satisfaction, morale and productivity. Now more than ever, it is considered an essential element in keeping nurses engaged and satisfied throughout their professional journey. Primary Times Autumn 2018 (Volume 18, Issue 1)

News: The Bega Teen Clinic

6 March 2018. The Bega Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention model of access to primary health care for teenagers, which sits within existing general practices providing a drop-in service for young people in rural towns and supported by APNA through the Enhanced Nurse Clinics program.

News: Changes to Domiciliary Medication Management Review (DMMR)

4 June 2018. Part of APNA’s Transition to Practice Pilot Program (TPPP), has been to ensure nurses stay informed of primary health care news and best practice. All nurses are actively encouraged to seek out additional and external resources, news and information, including keeping abreast of any changes occurring in local or national government. One such change has occurred recently, with the MBS requirements for Item 900 becoming more robust. Read more...

News: Flu vaccination program now mandatory for aged care staff and volunteers

7 May 2018 The Department of Health has announced that as of 1 May legislation requires Australian Government-subsidised residential aged care providers to offer the flu vaccine to staff and volunteers.

Fair Work Commission

Australia's national workplace relations tribunal. Contains the Nursing Award and other workplace awards.

Case studies

Find out how these five nurse clinics were set up in these examples

Nurses Award 2010

Latest version of the Nurses Award on the Fair Work Commission website.

The essential elements of a nurse clinic: The fundamental of systems and processes

The systems and processes building block describes the fundamental requirements to maximise your clinic’s outcomes focusing on: technical systems, processes to manage patient appointments and reminders and data-management and privacy obligations.

Career and Education Framework

The Career and Education Framework and Toolkit supports education and career progression and improves employment opportunities, recruitment and retention for nurses in primary health care.

News: Primary Times Autumn 2018 issue out now

Have you read the Autumn 2018 issue of Primary Times? Read about what's instore for the Nurseforce for the Future APNA conference in May, where primary health care nurse fit into the Health Care Homes initiative and how effective mentorship can improve job retention for nurses.

The essential elements of a nurse clinic: Staffing and HR

Having a strong and effective team ready to take on the challenges of implementing a new model of nurse-led care is an essential part of a nurse clinic. While supporting and sustaining the team can be challenging there are a few things that can help to minimise potential issues.

APNA Education and career framework for nurses in general practice November 2015

This document has been developed to explain aspects of the visual representation of the Framework. Appendices are included to provide clarity and context for stakeholders such as practice managers, health care providers, education providers and the community. This document represents the first stage in the process of developing an education and career framework for nurses in general practice.

National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read them here.

What does working as a nurse in refugee health involve?

Working as a nurse in primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with opportunities. Find out about working in refugee health and more. Visit MyNursingFuture.com.au
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