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Medicare revamp may break down barriers for nurses

The government's medicare overhaul could give nurses a more prominent role in diagnosing and prescribing medication for patients in healthcare settings. Last week, Labor flagged the Medicare system as 'unfit for purpose' after data revealed that bulk-billing rates had plummeted ...

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Disputes rage on after NSW nurses’ strike

Nurses and public health officials have been locked in a "state of non-negotiations" following last week's historic industrial action, according to the peak nursing union. Nearly ten thousand nurses and midwives took to the streets in NSW last Tuesday to ...

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‘Crisis’: Nurses strike to hit hospitals

Nurses across NSW are preparing to walk off the job for the first time in almost a decade after two years of sacrifices throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of nurses and midwives from more than 150 public hospitals voted in favour of a ...

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NSW inquiry hears nurses under extreme pressure

Some NSW nurses on the coronavirus frontline are forced to wear incontinence underwear at work because they don’t have time to go to the bathroom, an inquiry has been told. NSW politicians probing the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been ...

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