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ANMF insists Medicare battle isn’t over yet

Amid confusion over the future of the proposed $7 GP co-payment, the head of Australia’s nursing union cautions the fight’s not over yet. “We are obviously pleased that the government is reportedly planning to shelve the GP fee for the ...

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Hot topics, from this year to next

Three sector stakeholders discuss the year’s biggest issues – and what’s still on the agenda for 2015.  The Australian public’s continuing confidence in nursing, advances in the nurse practitioner space and better career prospects are amongst the industry’s biggest successes ...

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Disaster and opportunity

Pre-hospital placements are offering nurses and students more chances for training and learning. Nurses and student nurses are increasingly exploring alternative and innovative ways to deliver care and develop their knowledge and skills in environments beyond the traditional hospital setting. ...

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Advocate on a higher level

The role of the nurse has probably never been more important in society than today. An ageing population combined with record hospital admissions and cuts to health budgets around the country, topped with pressure to discharge patients as soon as ...

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Rise of the NP

Nurse practitioners have a role to play in evaluation and research into best practice, attendees at a recent conference were told. Professor Sandy Middleton, director of the Nursing Research Institute – a joint initiative between St Vincent’s Health Australia (Sydney) ...

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Palliative care standards open for feedback

Peak body calls for comment to help shape new, streamlined set of guidelines for best practice.  Australia’s peak organisation for palliative care is calling for interested parties to provide feedback on the revised national draft standards. Palliative Care Australia, which ...

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Into the fray

Opportunities abound for leadership and reform as new WA chief nurse takes office.  Meet WA’s new chief nurse and midwifery officer, Karen Bradley. An RN with a master’s degree in leadership, Bradley has more than 25 years’ experience within a variety ...

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Future force

Predicted shortages could have a serious effect on healthcare; here, we look at how the profession can continue to attract and retain personnel.  Renee Callender moved three hours’ drive from her rural hometown to study a bachelor of nursing at ...

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State of pay

Salaries and conditions vary greatly by state; as budget conditions look set to get worse, some stakeholders call for more unified bargaining.  When Jane-Marie Smith decided to become a nurse, she knew she wouldn’t be living a life of luxury ...

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