Published Articles

1 in 4 primary care nurses 'under-utilised': survey

Nurses say their requests for more complex work are being turned down by employers.
14 March 2019

Bad work conditions no excuse: Bacchus Marsh nurse struck off

Dianne Macrae has been banned for reapplying for registration over her care related to three neonatal deaths.
13 November 2018

Q&A: Granting prescribing rights to registered nurses

'Not on my watch,' says the RACGP's Dr Harry Nespolon.
09 October 2018

Pharmacy Board to follow nurses with prescribing proposal

The board is writing a consultation paper for release in the coming months.
05 October 2018

Chaperone admits to leaving accused GP alone with female patients

A practice nurse who agreed to chaperone a GP charged with indecent assault has been suspended after admitting that she left him alone to treat female patients
10 July 2018

Nurse censured over zolpidem letterbox delivery

A nurse who was delegated by a GP to manage a patient's zolpidem has been censured after regularly leaving the drugs in a letterbox or in a bag outside the patient's apartment.
06 September 2017

GP practices warned: Pay nurses more or they'll walk

GP practices will struggle to hire and retain nurses if they don’t start paying more, nurse groups are warning.
13 July 2017

Why nurse-led care is best for insulin initiation

Primary care needs to adopt a practice nurse–based model of care that boosts insulin initiation rates for patients with type 2 diabetes and improves outcomes, Victorian researchers say.
11 March 2017

Q&A: Why NSW will no longer have round the clock RNs in aged care

The NSW Government has been criticised for abandoning rules that require registered nurses to staff high-need residential aged care centres around the clock. Here Health Minister Jillian Skinner responds.
24 May 2016