ACNP regularly provides feedback, opinions and advice to State and Federal Governments and other health care bodies on the different aspects of the Nurse Practitioner role in the Health Care System, and any issues relating to access to health care, or quality of health care in Australia.
In the 2018/2019 Financial Year, the ACNP responded to 39 submissions including 13 from the Medicare Benefits Schedule reference groups with a special focus on the Report from the Nurse Practitioner Reference Group. Members can view submissions on the Members only Submissions page. The ACNP would like to sincerely thank all the members who contributed to the submissions.
Medical Benefits Scheme review
MBS Review - read all about the MBS review and the Nurse Practitioner perspective.
Victorian NP prescribing Arrangements - DHHS Vic
Read the Consultation paper (Consultation_Paper_-_Nurse_Practitioner_Prescribing_-_September_2019_-_Final)
Read the ACNP media release - ACNP Supports NP Vic Prescribing Rights V2
You can also add your views, insights and experiences by contributing to the consultation.https://engage.vic.gov.au/victorian-nurse-practitioner-prescribing.
The Board has worked very hard in responding to submissions and will continue to advocate for Nurse Practitioners in the future. Some past examples are:
PCEHR System and HI Service Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Identifiers Department of Health Legislation Discussion Paper
Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions
National Plan to end avoidable amputations within a generation: Draft Consultation
Response to Stillbirth Research and Education to the Senate Select Committee
MBS Review - 13 submissions
Please note that only current financial members are able to access the full list of submissions and their content. You are welcome to become a member today by following the link Join Now. If you would like to know more about Nurse Practitioners, please go to our Transforming Heath Care website.