Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed additional studies and have professional endorsement. They have the authority to diagnose patients with acute or chronic conditions and prescribe medication, order diagnostic tests and refer patients to specialists.
- Have you or someone you care for been treated by a Nurse Practitioner?
- Are you willing to share your experience to help develop a national plan to support nurse practitioners?
The Government is developing a 10 Year Plan for Nurse Practitioners. The Department of Health would like to make sure that the Plan reflects consumer experiences. To do this, the Department will hold consultation groups with consumers who have had experiences of care from nurse practitioners (either as a patient or as a carer of a patient).
We’ve been asked to recruit the focus groups and report on participants’ views. If you have the relevant experience we’d like to hear from you. If you know of anyone who would be interested, please forward this email onto them.
- consultations to be held 10 and 11 February
- duration up to 1.5 hours
- participant payments of $125, in accordance with CHF policy.