The next generation of primary care nurses

Workforce shortages in the general practitioner workforce, rising patient expectations and an increase in the numbers of elderly and chronic disease patients combined put increasing pressures on the delivery of effective primary care.

Following a successful pilot program in 2015-2016, Primary & Community Care Services has been offering the Transition to Primary Health Care Nursing program for the more efficient delivery of primary care.

The Transition to Primary Health Care Nursing program is designed to reduce pressure on GPs by introducing a new generation of registered nurses directly into the general practice environment. The employment of nurses in the general practice can result in benefits for patient care, preventative activities and job satisfaction.

The program offers many benefits to GPs including:
• Freeing GP time by assisting with health assessments, wound care, immunisation, clinical data management
• Improving patient health outcomes by contributing to health screening, patient education, health promotion
• Practice income generation.

For further information, contact our office on 02 9477 8700 or click the link below to send us an email.