Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan

 

The ACNP is pleased to announce that the Australian Government Department of Health has released the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan Survey. This survey is Consumer feedback focussed, and also encourages all stakeholders to contribute.

There are both long-form and short-form surveys, as well as the opportunity to provide written feedback either by email, or post.

The ACNP encourages you to participate in the survey and also ask your patients if they too would like to provide their feedback to the Australian Government Department of Health.  The Department of Health is ‘seeking views on the issues which may have an impact on the delivery of care by nurse practitioners and want to hear suggestions on innovations to enhance the delivery of care.  The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued.’

This survey is a direct result of the work of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan Steering Committee, which was formed earlier this year following a number of Peak Nursing Organisations visiting The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt.

With NP Week starting soon, and our ‘Kickstart the Conversation' challenge, we believe this is very timely! Kickstart your Conversation about Nurse Practitioners, and also talk about this opportunity with everyone you can.

 

This consultation closes on 20 December 2021.

Overview

The Department of Health is developing a 10 year plan for nurse practitioners. The purpose of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan is to describe a set of actions that can be taken to address nurse practitioner workforce issues of national significance and enhance the delivery of nursing care to the Australian community.

The Plan will include 1 to 3 year, 5 year and 10 year goals. Development of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan will occur concurrently with development of the National Nursing Strategy, due to the role nurse practitioners play in broader nursing career pathways and health care outcomes for patients.

The Department of Health is developing a 10 year plan for nurse practitioners. The purpose of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan is to describe a set of actions that can be taken to address nurse practitioner workforce issues of national significance and enhance the delivery of nursing care to the Australian community. The Plan will include 1 to 3 year, 5 year and 10 year goals. Development of the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan will occur concurrently with development of the National Nursing Strategy, due to the role nurse practitioners play in broader nursing career pathways and health care outcomes for patients.

The Government wants to hear from people and organisations with an interest in nurse practitioners and the role they play in our health and aged care systems. We are seeking views on the issues which may have an impact on the delivery of care by nurse practitioners and want to hear suggestions on innovations to enhance the delivery of care.  The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued.

Click below for the link to the consultation:
https://consultations.health.gov.au/health-workforce/nurse-practitioner-10-year-plan-survey/

The Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan Steering Committee was formed earlier this year in recognition of the need to grow and enable this important workforce for the future.

ACNP wishes to promote the consultation supporting this 10 year plan, and we have included resources on this page aimed at ensuring as many people as possible can respond.

Click below for the link to the consultation:
https://consultations.health.gov.au/health-workforce/nurse-practitioner-10-year-plan-survey/

How Nurse Practitioners can be involved? 

Your views matter. The ACNP encourages both you and your patients to be involved in the survey and provide feedback to the Australian Government Department of Health.

‘The Government wants to hear from people and organisations with an interest in nurse practitioners and the role they play in our health and aged care systems. We are seeking views on the issues which may have an impact on the delivery of care by nurse practitioners and want to hear suggestions on innovations to enhance the delivery of care. The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued.’

You/your patients can respond either by online survey, by email or by mail to the Department of Health.

 

1. Online Surveys:

  • A long-form survey. This is a detailed survey, which takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. It is most relevant for those who have specific ideas and strategies for inclusion in the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan (see Resources below for survey).
  • A shorter survey for those who may or may not have experience in receiving care from a nurse practitioner and have ideas to share. This survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete (see Resources below for survey).

Here is the link to the consultation
https://consultations.health.gov.au/health-workforce/nurse-practitioner-10-year-plan-survey/

You will be prompted to choose your preferred survey at the next stage. 

In the survey you will be asked to provide your name and details when you respond, make sure you indicate whether you consent to your name and submission being published on the Federal Health Departments Consultation Hub.


2. Email:

Written responses can be emailed to nursepolicy@health.gov.au

 

3. Mail:

Written responses can be posted to:

Department of Health
Attention: Director Nursing Taskforce
MDP 610
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

 

Resources for Nurse Practitioners: 

How patients can be involved?

Patients of a Nurse Practitioner are invited to participate in the survey. If you, or your family have received care from a Nurse Practitioner the ACNP encourages you to complete the survey as the Australian Government Department of Health are seeking ‘diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued.’


Patients can participate in a short survey, send an email or write a letter to the Department of Health.

You can respond either by online survey, by email or by mail to the Department of Health.

 

1. Online Surveys:

  • A long-form survey. This is a detailed survey, which takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. It is most relevant for those who have specific ideas and strategies for inclusion in the Nurse Practitioner 10 Year Plan.
  • A shorter survey for those who may or may not have experience in receiving care from a nurse practitioner and have ideas to share. This survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete (see Resources below for survey).

Here is the link to the consultation
https://consultations.health.gov.au/health-workforce/nurse-practitioner-10-year-plan-survey/

You will be prompted to choose your preferred survey at the next stage. 


2. Email:

Written responses can be emailed to nursepolicy@health.gov.au

 

3. Mail:

Written responses can be posted to:

Department of Health
Attention: Director Nursing Taskforce
MDP 610
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

 

Resources for patients: 

Resources

The ACNP will be conducting online zoom sessions where ACNP President, Leanne Boase will be available to assist with any questions.

Please click on the zoom link below to access the session on your preferred date. 

 

Date

AEDT

NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS

AEST

QLD

ACDT

SA

ACST

NT

AWDT

WA

Zoom link

26/11/21

6PM

5PM

5:30 PM

4:30PM

3PM

     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86399827723     

27/11/21

4PM

3PM

3:30PM

2:30PM

1PM

     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84017307887     

1/12/21

5PM

4PM

4:30PM

3:30PM

2PM

     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88463966287     

3/12/21

10AM

9AM

9:30AM

8:30AM

7AM

     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432924408