Improving the lot of a practice nurse

As president of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, Karen Booth says her priority is to improve workforce recognition and satisfaction among her members. She tells 6minutes why.

You say primary care nurses need to be heard, why?

We are a significant part of the [primary health care] workforce. Sixty-five percent of GPs have a practice nurse and if you have a look at our membership it’s now up to 11,000-12,000. That’s a significant number of health professionals who can contribute