NP leads the way in WA aged care
Former practice nurse Carol Jones works full-time carrying out visits to residential care facilities, patients’ homes and clinics at the Murray Medical Centre in Mandurah. She was employed after the practice was the only general practice to receive a grant under the Aged Care Models of Practice program – a Commonwealth project providing $18 million over four years to 32 projects exploring nurse practitioners in aged care.
Being on the frontline of primary care is what’s driving Carol, but the limited MBS access is proving frustrating.
“There is a very realistic role for us here in general