Published Articles

Nurse practitioner report provokes GP backlash

A high-profile GP’s name has been removed from the controversial report.
14 February 2019

Nurse practitioners are back and want Medicare cash to do your job

An MBS review committee is calling for nurse practitioners to access care plans and urgent after-hours items.
06 February 2019

'Flying squads' to tackle dementia in aged care

GPs are expected to be part of new "flying squads" set up by the Federal Government to support aged-care home residents who have severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
06 February 2015

Doctors call for moratorium on nurse endoscopy

An ambitious scheme that allows nurses to perform endoscopies should be curtailed, according the peak medical body for gastroenterologists.
31 January 2015

Nurse practitioner role in trouble

Nurse practitioners could “fade into obscurity” with virtually no rigorous assessment of their clinical abilities or robust research into whether they improve care, a leading nurse practitioner has warned.
31 July 2014

Nurses to perform endoscopies in Qld

Queensland Health will put endoscopy procedures in the hands of nurses as early as next year, in a bid to meet an impending surge in demand for the procedure.
20 June 2014

Most nurse practitioners working in pharmacies

The drive to bring in nurse practitioners to fill GP shortages has failed, with most now working inside pharmacies providing flu vaccines and repeat scripts.
27 February 2014

Nurse-led clinic plagued by problems: report

A flagship nurse practitioner walk-in clinic in ACT is prioritising “affluent and able” patients and increasing pressure on EDs, according to a highly critical report.
23 July 2013

GP nurses not low paid: Commission

A bid by Australia’s biggest nurses union to collectively bargain pay and conditions on behalf of GP practice nurses has been thrown out by the Fair Work Commission.
18 June 2013

Let nurses take medical exams: blogger

The war between doctors and nurse practitioners could be resolved by allowing nurses to expand their practice into doctors’ territory if they can pass the same exams, according to a prominent US doctor.
11 June 2013