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Are you interested in improving the quality of data that is collected in primary health care?

APNA is excited to be part of a project with the CSIRO on this topic and we would value your input.

News: Getting you through the Flu (season)

May 2018. One of the most common questions APNA’s nurse support line has been answering over the past week has been: How do we reduce anxiety in our at risk groups (especially the over 65s) when there’s an influenza (flu) vaccine shortage?

Vaccinations: New resources to address common questions

Two new immunisation resources are now available to help parents better understand immunisation and to answer key questions about vaccination.

How do you get a job in general practice?

Career opportunities in general practice are on the rise. With 63% of general practices in Australia employing at least one nurse, general practice (GP) nursing is the fastest growing area within the healthcare sector.

Aged Care Quality Standards

July marks the commencement of the new national Aged Care Quality Standards which apply to all aged care settings including residential and in-home aged care services.

The view from the other side

As an Australian enrolled nurse now living in Canada for two years, I’ve found myself unemployable as a nurse. As a health consumer in Canada, in particular in Halifax Nova Scotia, family medicine (general practice) seems to be a fractured and understaffed area of care.

Encourage My Health Record uptake by patients

Want to encourage My Health Record uptake in your practice? These videos and articles of patient stories show how My Health Record can help patients better manage and coordinate their health care. Watch and read here...

News: The first My Health Record connected town in Australia

March 2018. The community of Berrigan in NSW is the first town in Australia where all key healthcare providers are connected and using My Health Record.

News: Changes to Domiciliary Medication Management Review (DMMR)

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...

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