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  • Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and ACNP ACT Chapter Chair, Juliane Samara joined Adam Shirley on ABC Radio, Canberra to talk about the increased number of 'Nurse Led Walk In Centres' in the ACT. This is a great discussion around the cost, quality and efficiency of health care in the ACT. Juliane's interview begins around the one hour mark. Radio Interview with ABC Radio, ACT Adam Shirley and ACT Chapter Chair Juliane Samara 17th September 2020 Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and ACNP ACT Chapter Chair, Juliane Samara joined Adam Shirley on ABC Radio, Canberra to talk about the increased number of 'Nurse Led Walk In Centres' in the ACT. This is a great discussion around the cost, quality and efficiency of health care in the ACT. Juliane's interview begins around the one hour mark. ... more
  • The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is calling on the SA State Government to grant Nurse Practitioner, Di Thornton, of Mallee Border Health, an exemption to cross the Victoria/South Australia border to provide care for the residents of Pinnaroo and surrounding areas. South Australian town left without local Nurse Practitioner 20th August 2020 The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is calling on the SA State Government to grant Nurse Practitioner, Di Thornton, of Mallee Border Health, an exemption to cross the Victoria/South Australia border to provide care for the residents of Pinnaroo and surrounding areas. ... more
  • Read the full Media Release here about Victorian Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Rights Have Changed Victorian Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Rights Have Changed 27th July 2020 Read the full Media Release here about Victorian Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Rights Have Changed ... more
  • As a Nurse Practitioner working in Victoria, or as a student or prospective NP in Victoria, this is a very important and positive update.
Effective immediately, Nurse Practitioners lists or formularies are no longer in use, and Nurse Practitioners have the ability to prescribe all S2, S3, S4 and S8 medicines in Victoria. Formularies Update for Victorian NP's 23rd July 2020 As a Nurse Practitioner working in Victoria, or as a student or prospective NP in Victoria, this is a very important and positive update. Effective immediately, Nurse Practitioners lists or formularies are no longer in use, and Nurse Practitioners have the ability to prescribe all S2, S3, S4 and S8 medicines in Victoria. ... more
  • The Australian Government is investing $57.2 million to improve palliative care in aged care facilities across Australia.
Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, says the funding will help reduce the physical and emotional distress for individuals who require palliative care and their families. Government invests $57 million to improve palliative care 27th May 2020 The Australian Government is investing $57.2 million to improve palliative care in aged care facilities across Australia. Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, says the funding will help reduce the physical and emotional distress for individuals who require palliative care and their families. ... more
  •  Palliative Care Week in the Wimmera
Helping people with life-limiting illnesses during a pandemic has required some rethinks by the team at Wimmera Palliative Care. The team covers an area of 37,000 sq km supporting people to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. It's about living as well as you can with a terminal illness 27th May 2020 Palliative Care Week in the Wimmera Helping people with life-limiting illnesses during a pandemic has required some rethinks by the team at Wimmera Palliative Care. The team covers an area of 37,000 sq km supporting people to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. ... more
  • Revised opioids PBS listings for the management of severe disabling pain
Commencing 1 June 2020, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings for opioid medicines will change. Change Coming - New Fact Sheet on Opioids 22nd May 2020 Revised opioids PBS listings for the management of severe disabling pain Commencing 1 June 2020, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings for opioid medicines will change. ... more
  • Nurses have a reputation for leading with their hearts, but their roles also demand a balance of skill, science, and empathy to deliver the best outcomes for patients. NP Anthony Sokolowski talks about a diverse career on International Nurses Day. International Nurses Day highlights vital role nurses play and career opportunities in world health sector 12th May 2020 Nurses have a reputation for leading with their hearts, but their roles also demand a balance of skill, science, and empathy to deliver the best outcomes for patients. NP Anthony Sokolowski talks about a diverse career on International Nurses Day. ... more
  • Thank you for collaborating with us to inform consumers about excipient (‘inactive’) ingredients in medicines and our work to display this information in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), on the TGA website. Collaboration on about excipient (‘inactive’) ingredients in medicines 1st May 2020 Thank you for collaborating with us to inform consumers about excipient (‘inactive’) ingredients in medicines and our work to display this information in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), on the TGA website. ... more
  • After lobbying of Federal authorities by the ACNP President Leanne Boase on behalf of all Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care across the country, including rural and remote areas the ACNP is pleased to share the update that NP's can now request PPE through their local PHN. PPE for Nurse Practitioners 1st May 2020 After lobbying of Federal authorities by the ACNP President Leanne Boase on behalf of all Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care across the country, including rural and remote areas the ACNP is pleased to share the update that NP's can now request PPE through their local PHN. ... more
  • ACNP calling on the Government to implement the 14 MBS recommendations immediately - read the full Media Release below. ACNP calling on the Government to implement the 14 MBS recommendations immediately 16th April 2020 ACNP calling on the Government to implement the 14 MBS recommendations immediately - read the full Media Release below. ... more
  • It is essential that clear and consistent messaging and information is delivered to the public, and that this continues to be updated as changes occur, or as the situation evolves. It is also vital that all health professionals receive clear and consistent measures, and have optimal support in place to provide health care during these challenging times. Health services and professionals already at maximum capacity are stretching even further. COVID 19 – Nurse Practitioners working to provide clinical care and assist with planning and response 24th March 2020 It is essential that clear and consistent messaging and information is delivered to the public, and that this continues to be updated as changes occur, or as the situation evolves. It is also vital that all health professionals receive clear and consistent measures, and have optimal support in place to provide health care during these challenging times. Health services and professionals already at maximum capacity are stretching even further. ... more
  • ACNP President, Leanne Boase has just released an Urgent Update to all ACNP Members regarding COVID 19 & Influenza.
If you have any questions please call the ACNP National office on 1300 433 660.
The link for Health Professional information is:
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-health-professionals-including-pathology-providers-and-healthcare-managers
Coronavirus Resource Links 23rd March 2020 ACNP President, Leanne Boase has just released an Urgent Update to all ACNP Members regarding COVID 19 & Influenza. If you have any questions please call the ACNP National office on 1300 433 660. The link for Health Professional information is: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-health-professionals-including-pathology-providers-and-healthcare-managers ... more
  • Read about how the Nurse Practitioner and other advanced nursing roles have never been more needed in the aged care sector than they are now according to the Australian Ageing Agenda. The new generation of nursing professionals are here 23rd March 2020 Read about how the Nurse Practitioner and other advanced nursing roles have never been more needed in the aged care sector than they are now according to the Australian Ageing Agenda. ... more
  • RC recommends 4-star staffing model - Australian Ageing Agenda
Under the research-based system, several different combinations of nursing and care staff can achieve a particular star rating. Mr Rozen said they have recommended 4 stars because that is the staffing level recommended to achieve high-quality care. Aged Care RC recommends 4-star staffing model 26th February 2020 RC recommends 4-star staffing model - Australian Ageing Agenda Under the research-based system, several different combinations of nursing and care staff can achieve a particular star rating. Mr Rozen said they have recommended 4 stars because that is the staffing level recommended to achieve high-quality care. ... more
  • This is excellent news for our patients, and will improve management of these HBV, HCV and HIV within our community. We will let members know once we have an implementation date. There is still work to be done on PrEP, however ASHM is working on it, and ACNP is supporting this. We will confirm the implementation date once announced. PBAC Decision - s100 HBV HCV and HIV medicines 26th February 2020 This is excellent news for our patients, and will improve management of these HBV, HCV and HIV within our community. We will let members know once we have an implementation date. There is still work to be done on PrEP, however ASHM is working on it, and ACNP is supporting this. We will confirm the implementation date once announced. ... more
  • The Product Information for IMPLANON NXT has been updated as of January 20201. The updated sections include those related to the site of insertion and the procedures for implant insertion and removal. Changes to the Implanon procedure 12th February 2020 The Product Information for IMPLANON NXT has been updated as of January 20201. The updated sections include those related to the site of insertion and the procedures for implant insertion and removal. ... more
  • Wimmer Health Care Group chief executive Catherine Morle said Wimmera Base - supporting Nurse Practitioners 12th February 2020 Wimmer Health Care Group chief executive Catherine Morle said "The other thing we've done is support a nurse to become a nurse practitioner, which is a higher level of skill, and we'd like to look at more of them in place." Click the link below to read how this is helping Wimmera Base. ... more
  • What is a mandatory notification?
Notifying us about a concern that a health practitioner may be putting public safety at risk is called a ‘notification’.
What’s changing?
In early 2020, the requirements to make a mandatory notification are changing. The changes aim to support health practitioners to seek help about their health without fearing a mandatory notification. Mandatory Notifications: What you need to know 7th February 2020 What is a mandatory notification? Notifying us about a concern that a health practitioner may be putting public safety at risk is called a ‘notification’. What’s changing? In early 2020, the requirements to make a mandatory notification are changing. The changes aim to support health practitioners to seek help about their health without fearing a mandatory notification. ... more
  • ACNP congratulate, Nurse Practitioner, Anne Moehead for receiving the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to mental health care of aged persons in NSW. Anne has provided exceptional service to NSW Health since 1973. Specialising in nursing dementia and psychogeriatrics for over 30 years she is regarded by nurses and health professionals, locally and nationally, as a leader, mentor and expert in dementia and delirium care. Anne Moehead OAM receives further recognition 29th January 2020 ACNP congratulate, Nurse Practitioner, Anne Moehead for receiving the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to mental health care of aged persons in NSW. Anne has provided exceptional service to NSW Health since 1973. Specialising in nursing dementia and psychogeriatrics for over 30 years she is regarded by nurses and health professionals, locally and nationally, as a leader, mentor and expert in dementia and delirium care. ... more
  • Please find attached a letter from the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Adjunct Professor Debora Picone, regarding ISO 80369-6:2016 neural connector devices to reduce misconnection errors: Guidelines for implementation in Australia. ISO 80369-6:2016 neural connector devices to reduce misconnection errors 29th January 2020 Please find attached a letter from the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Adjunct Professor Debora Picone, regarding ISO 80369-6:2016 neural connector devices to reduce misconnection errors: Guidelines for implementation in Australia. ... more
  • Message from the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Welcome to the first newsletter for 2020 and my first as Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. 1st Newsletter from Alison McMillanas CNMO 24th January 2020 Message from the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Welcome to the first newsletter for 2020 and my first as Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. ... more
  • Bank First responds to the bushfire emergency Bank First Helping out 13th January 2020 Bank First responds to the bushfire emergency ... more
  • The Federal Health Department has recently completed an independent review of Nursing Education, titled, educating the Nurse of the Future. Update - Independent review of nursing education 4th December 2019 The Federal Health Department has recently completed an independent review of Nursing Education, titled, educating the Nurse of the Future. ... more
  • The ACNP has been advised that a Taskforce meeting will be held on the 11th & 12th December, 2019, where the recommendations from all of the Primary Care Reference Groups (including the NPRG) are being considered. It is possible that we may receive an update following this meeting, and we will advise members ASAP. MBS Review - December Update 3rd December 2019 The ACNP has been advised that a Taskforce meeting will be held on the 11th & 12th December, 2019, where the recommendations from all of the Primary Care Reference Groups (including the NPRG) are being considered. It is possible that we may receive an update following this meeting, and we will advise members ASAP. ... more
  • A fabulous day for NPs with ACNP President, Leanne Boase meeting with Chris Bowen, Shadow Minister for Health to discuss the roles that NPs play in health and the wider issues within the health system. It was fantastic to engage with a highly interested team who has such great knowledge of Nurse Practitioners within the Australian landscape. ACNP President meets with Shadow Minister for Health 7th November 2019 A fabulous day for NPs with ACNP President, Leanne Boase meeting with Chris Bowen, Shadow Minister for Health to discuss the roles that NPs play in health and the wider issues within the health system. It was fantastic to engage with a highly interested team who has such great knowledge of Nurse Practitioners within the Australian landscape. ... more
  • The Hon Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Health, has prepared a draft Ministerial Approval to remove barriers to Nurse Practitioner prescribing in Victoria, and this is now open for consultation.
The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners concurs that the current prescribing arrangements for Nurse Practitioners in Victoria do not meet the needs of our community, and welcomes this proposed change, particularly as it is clearly driven by consumer need and safety.
ACNP Welcomes the Victorian Department of Health review of the Victorian Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Arrangements 22nd October 2019 The Hon Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Health, has prepared a draft Ministerial Approval to remove barriers to Nurse Practitioner prescribing in Victoria, and this is now open for consultation. The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners concurs that the current prescribing arrangements for Nurse Practitioners in Victoria do not meet the needs of our community, and welcomes this proposed change, particularly as it is clearly driven by consumer need and safety. ... more
  • Read about the episode being just one example of the systemic issues facing aged care laid bare by Palliative Aged Care NP Juliane Samara during her presentation titled The silicone in Residential Aged Care: Nurse Practitioners Making a Difference, at September’s ACNP National Conference in Melbourne. How nurse practitioners are filling the gaps in aged care 14th October 2019 Read about the episode being just one example of the systemic issues facing aged care laid bare by Palliative Aged Care NP Juliane Samara during her presentation titled The silicone in Residential Aged Care: Nurse Practitioners Making a Difference, at September’s ACNP National Conference in Melbourne. ... more
  • Following a review conducted by the Department of Health, the PBAC recommended changes to antibiotic listings for high use items on the PBS with repeat prescription options. The PBAC recommended the removal of repeat options for a range of listings where no repeats were deemed necessary as per the Therapeutic Guidelines. The PBAC also recommended aligning the listings for specific indications to the Therapeutic Guidelines where increased quantities are clinically indicated. PBAC Outcome - Changes to Antibiotic Listings on the PBS 10th October 2019 Following a review conducted by the Department of Health, the PBAC recommended changes to antibiotic listings for high use items on the PBS with repeat prescription options. The PBAC recommended the removal of repeat options for a range of listings where no repeats were deemed necessary as per the Therapeutic Guidelines. The PBAC also recommended aligning the listings for specific indications to the Therapeutic Guidelines where increased quantities are clinically indicated. ... more
  • ACT Health Minister confirms the amendment Bill to Part V of the Health Act 1993 was passed unopposed in the ACT Legislative Assembly yesterday. This finalises the legislative requirements to abolish the current governance structure for nurse practitioner roles in the ACT and brings it into line with that of other health professionals. ACT Legislative Assembly passes Bill amendment Part V 26th September 2019 ACT Health Minister confirms the amendment Bill to Part V of the Health Act 1993 was passed unopposed in the ACT Legislative Assembly yesterday. This finalises the legislative requirements to abolish the current governance structure for nurse practitioner roles in the ACT and brings it into line with that of other health professionals. ... more
  • Nurse practitioners are often the key contact point for rural patients. Do they get enough credit? - ABC North West Qld By Kelly Butterworth
ABC News interview NP Andrew McCallum in North West Queensland 24th September 2019 Nurse practitioners are often the key contact point for rural patients. Do they get enough credit? - ABC North West Qld By Kelly Butterworth "In many small rural towns there are no doctors to visit when you get sick, no GP to know your history, and no friendly receptionist to stock you up with magazines while you await your turn." What do they do? ... more
  • A big leap forward for health care relationships over the last couple of months, I have been active in supporting the General Practitioner Trainees in the Urgent Care environment at the organisation I work for. Big leap forward for healthcare relationships 13th September 2019 A big leap forward for health care relationships over the last couple of months, I have been active in supporting the General Practitioner Trainees in the Urgent Care environment at the organisation I work for. ... more
  • Positive news for Victorian NPs with the Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos approving additions to the Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care - scheduled drugs list. Positive news for Victorian NPs 13th September 2019 Positive news for Victorian NPs with the Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos approving additions to the Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care - scheduled drugs list. ... more
  • The outcome of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review has the potential to improve access to nurse practitioner services and healthcare for patients if recommendations to increase the scope of the advanced clinical role are adopted, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) President Leanne Boase has argued. The potential of the MBS review 10th September 2019 The outcome of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review has the potential to improve access to nurse practitioner services and healthcare for patients if recommendations to increase the scope of the advanced clinical role are adopted, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) President Leanne Boase has argued. ... more
  • Delivered by ACNP Vice President, Amanda Davies at the ACNP National Conference last week (ACNP) the address to Delegates provided an update on the scope and emerging findings of the inquiry. Update on the scope and emerging findings of the inquiry. 10th September 2019 Delivered by ACNP Vice President, Amanda Davies at the ACNP National Conference last week (ACNP) the address to Delegates provided an update on the scope and emerging findings of the inquiry. ... more
  • Stephen Herrick's appreciation, understanding, support and advocacy for the Nurse Practitioner role was recognised at the 2019 Gala dinner with the awarding of an Honorary Fellowship.
The attendee's gave a long and rousing applause to acknowledge his generosity to emerging and candidate Nurse Practitioner through the Heather May Herrick Scholarship. Honorary Fellowship Awarded at Gala Dinner 4th September 2019 Stephen Herrick's appreciation, understanding, support and advocacy for the Nurse Practitioner role was recognised at the 2019 Gala dinner with the awarding of an Honorary Fellowship. The attendee's gave a long and rousing applause to acknowledge his generosity to emerging and candidate Nurse Practitioner through the Heather May Herrick Scholarship. ... more
  • What a great way to start the 2019 ACNP Conference Transforming Healthcare, with educational workshops throughout the day and the Welcome reception, presented by Health Professionals bank officially kick started the conference. We are now underway. ACNP Conference has begun 3rd September 2019 What a great way to start the 2019 ACNP Conference Transforming Healthcare, with educational workshops throughout the day and the Welcome reception, presented by Health Professionals bank officially kick started the conference. We are now underway. ... more
  • A big announcement today from the Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC Victorian Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services at the ACNP National Conference. Starting from today, consultations to reform prescribing rights for Victoria’s NPs. Jenny Mikakos MLC 3rd September 2019 A big announcement today from the Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC Victorian Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services at the ACNP National Conference. Starting from today, consultations to reform prescribing rights for Victoria’s NPs. ... more
  • The Nurse Practitioner Endoscopist (NPE) is an advanced practice role enabling the Nurse Practitioner (NP) to perform colonoscopy procedures within a legislative and regulatory framework applied in Australia.
Read more of the article completed by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Nurse Practitioner Endoscopists pioneer procedural sedation for endoscopies 24th August 2019 The Nurse Practitioner Endoscopist (NPE) is an advanced practice role enabling the Nurse Practitioner (NP) to perform colonoscopy procedures within a legislative and regulatory framework applied in Australia. Read more of the article completed by the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. ... more
  • The 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, 'Shaping the future', is being held in Alice Springs 25-26 May 2020 and the call for abstracts is now open.
The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy, and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia into the future. Submissions Open for Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium 20th August 2019 The 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, 'Shaping the future', is being held in Alice Springs 25-26 May 2020 and the call for abstracts is now open. The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy, and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia into the future. ... more
  • Earlier this year, APNA contributed to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Report consultation from the Nurse Practitioner Reference Group. APNA believes that the barriers stopping nurse practitioners from working to their full scope of practice must be challenged to improve patient outcomes. APNA Article - Recognising Nurse Practitioners 15th August 2019 Earlier this year, APNA contributed to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Report consultation from the Nurse Practitioner Reference Group. APNA believes that the barriers stopping nurse practitioners from working to their full scope of practice must be challenged to improve patient outcomes. ... more
  • Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is calling on the Federal Government to adopt the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce Recommendations for Nurse Practitioners, in a bid to ease pressures on local GP clinics.
“Greater access to Nurse Practitioners across Central Victoria would relieve pressures on local GPs and emergency waiting rooms.
More Support For Nurse Practitioners Could Ease Local GP Crisis 5th August 2019 Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is calling on the Federal Government to adopt the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce Recommendations for Nurse Practitioners, in a bid to ease pressures on local GP clinics. “Greater access to Nurse Practitioners across Central Victoria would relieve pressures on local GPs and emergency waiting rooms. ... more
  • A NOVEL treatment involving honey has helped a Perth grandmother get back on her feet after sustaining leg wounds. Christine Mohr, 69, injured herself with a tree branch while gardening, with the wounds remaining three months after the incident. The retiree attended Silver Chain’s Kingsley clinic and received care from nurse practitioner Gordana Petkovska.
See full article by Joondalup Community Times. Sweet treat for Perth wound sufferer 17th July 2019 A NOVEL treatment involving honey has helped a Perth grandmother get back on her feet after sustaining leg wounds. Christine Mohr, 69, injured herself with a tree branch while gardening, with the wounds remaining three months after the incident. The retiree attended Silver Chain’s Kingsley clinic and received care from nurse practitioner Gordana Petkovska. See full article by Joondalup Community Times. ... more
  • Approximately 3000 Australians travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia each year for the annual Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj).The Kingdom is experiencing an ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), associated with infections in healthcare facilities and exposure to camels and camel products.
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and the Hajj 15th July 2019 Approximately 3000 Australians travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia each year for the annual Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj).The Kingdom is experiencing an ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), associated with infections in healthcare facilities and exposure to camels and camel products. ... more
  • AHPRA will almost certainly have endorsed its 400th Victorian NP by now and our annual endorsement rate (already the highest in the country) appears to be pulling further ahead over time.
You can view the statistics supplied by Dan Schiftan, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services by clicking the download.
400 Victorian Nurse Practitioners 12th June 2019 AHPRA will almost certainly have endorsed its 400th Victorian NP by now and our annual endorsement rate (already the highest in the country) appears to be pulling further ahead over time. You can view the statistics supplied by Dan Schiftan, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services by clicking the download. ... more
  • A fact sheet about the Shared Debt Recovery Scheme (the Scheme) is now available to view on the Department’s website. The site also includes a “frequently asked questions” page, based on feedback we received from a variety of stakeholders. Shared Debt Recovery Scheme 4th June 2019 A fact sheet about the Shared Debt Recovery Scheme (the Scheme) is now available to view on the Department’s website. The site also includes a “frequently asked questions” page, based on feedback we received from a variety of stakeholders. ... more
  • The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) welcomes today’s announcement by Chief Minister Andrew Barr of a $9.8 million investment in upgrading the Dickson Community Health Centre to deliver the fifth nurse-led walk-in centre for Canberra in 2020. ACNP Welcomes fifth nurse-led walk-in centre for ACT 3rd June 2019 The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) welcomes today’s announcement by Chief Minister Andrew Barr of a $9.8 million investment in upgrading the Dickson Community Health Centre to deliver the fifth nurse-led walk-in centre for Canberra in 2020. ... more
  • Palliative Care Australia has released a position statement about Sustainable access to
prescription opioids for use in palliative care. For more information go to the Palliative Care website where you can access the Media release. Final Opioid Position Statement and Media Release 29th May 2019 Palliative Care Australia has released a position statement about Sustainable access to prescription opioids for use in palliative care. For more information go to the Palliative Care website where you can access the Media release. ... more
  • Nurse practitioner Nikki Johnston has been awarded the inaugural Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers. On May 4th, the Illawarra Mercury News published an article featuring Nikki and how she is changing the way the elderly end their lives. 'A good death': nurse pioneers a better way for the elderly to die 14th May 2019 Nurse practitioner Nikki Johnston has been awarded the inaugural Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers. On May 4th, the Illawarra Mercury News published an article featuring Nikki and how she is changing the way the elderly end their lives. ... more
  • The Daily Telegraph published (04/55/2019) a moving story featuring Nurse Practitioner and ACNP Member, Kevin Hardy and all the amazing team at the North Adelaide end-of-life care facility, Mary Potter.
At the end of the month, the Mary Potter Foundation will hold its major annual fundraiser – Walk for Love. The walk will take place on Sunday May 26, 2019.
Visit www.marypotter.org.au/ walk-for-love/ Palliative care: When there is nothing more that can be done to save a life — we celebrate the life that‘s been 14th May 2019 The Daily Telegraph published (04/55/2019) a moving story featuring Nurse Practitioner and ACNP Member, Kevin Hardy and all the amazing team at the North Adelaide end-of-life care facility, Mary Potter. At the end of the month, the Mary Potter Foundation will hold its major annual fundraiser – Walk for Love. The walk will take place on Sunday May 26, 2019. Visit www.marypotter.org.au/ walk-for-love/ ... more