We need to give practice nurses recognition

These nurses are focused on equity of access. They want to work in multidisciplinary teams. Their model of care covers prevention and health promotion and treatment for illness and injury.

The 2012 General Practice Nurse National Survey Report, released last year by the Australian Medicare Local Alliance and Australian National University, confirms the enormous diversity in the scope of practice of nurses in this setting. Most triage patients, manage recall and reminder systems, work with patients to manage chronic conditions, provide nurse-led preventative healthcare such as

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