Why GPs face new tussle with nurse practitioners

The Federal Government is looking once more at nurse practitioners as a workforce fix
Geir O'Rourke
Practice nurse

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.