Meeting with the Health Minister
26th May 2021
By Leanne Boase, President
Today we met with the Minister for Health & Aged Care, Hon Greg Hunt MP, to discuss the role of Nurse Practitioners in Australia’s health system. The Minister recognised the important role that Nurse Practitioner’s currently play in primary care, as well as how they can further support patient care in key areas of need, including aged care, mental health and in rural and regional areas.
Following our discussion, we agreed to work with the Minister and the Department of Health to develop a 10-year plan for Nurse Practitioner-led models of care. A working group will be established with key stakeholders from the nursing and medical sector to help inform and develop this plan.
We look forward to working together to ensure that we can best utilise the skills and clinical knowledge of our Nurse Practitioners to the benefit of patients.