Using nurses makes sense, and frees up GPs

Karen Booth
President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)


This ran counter to widely accepted practice based on previous advice from Medicare that nurse time could be counted.

General practices across Australia with well established team approaches to chronic disease screening and management were, for a time, stopped in their tracks.

The ability to claim for the nurse contribution to health assessments has underpinned the business case enabling practices to