Boosting Nurse Practitioners in health and aged care

Published: 23 May 2023

The QNMU welcomes the Federal Government’s new Nurse Practitioner Workforce Plan, which aims to expand the services of highly-trained Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to address increasing demands for chronic workforce shortages across the country.

The plan builds on several reforms for NPs announced in the Federal Government’s recent budget, including removing red tape currently preventing NPs from providing patients with health services they’re qualified and trained to do, a 30% increase in Medicare rebates for NP care, and a new scholarship program to support Registered Nurses to train to become NPs.

You can read the full Workforce Plan here, and read the ANMF’s (our national body) full media release here.