Many GP nurses still doing fewer hours than before COVID-19

This is despite MBS funding for practice nurse telehealth, says nurses' leader Karen Booth

Many practice nurses are still working fewer hours than before the coronavirus pandemic struck, despite being eligible for MBS telehealth funding, a survey suggests.

APNA president Karen Booth.

In March, nearly a third of practice nurses said they had their hours cut as patient attendances dropped.

But a follow-up survey in August of 670 nurses, found 15% are still working reduced hours

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