Why GPs face new tussle with nurse practitioners
Is the Federal Government about to 'free up' nurse practitioners and expand their diagnostic and prescribing role in primary care without the oversight of GPs?
A decade ago, there was alarm that this was going to happen when the Rudd Government created time-based MBS items to fund their work in private practice.
The issue is again under the microscope, this time, as a result of Greg Hunt’s 10-year primary care plan due out soon.
A Department of Health discussion paper, released