Practice nurses: investment that makes sense

One of the most exciting care areas has been the expansion of preventive health and coordinated chronic care activities, with many positive outcomes reported in studies such as BEACH, and the move to a team-based model in general practice care.

This is a trend that is mirrored internationally.1 APNA expanded its professional support umbrella in 2013 to cover a wider range of nurses in the primary healthcare sphere, although nurses in general practice remain the major specialty area of our membership base.

There are over 11,000 primary healthcare