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National Survey of Australian Nurse Practitioners’ Prescribing Practice

Monday 30th October, 2017

The study will explore the different medicines, behaviours and information sources that shape the prescribing practice of NPs in prescribing medicines in their current practice. Exploration of this practice area will inform both education and policy on the capabilities of Australian NPs in in relation to current prescribing practice, enablers and barriers to working to full scope. Read more

Carnell Report: All talk, no action on safe staffing levels

Thursday 26th October, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is disappointed that the Carnell Report acknowledges that inadequate staffing levels are compromising the care being provided to elderly nursing home residents, yet fails to deliver any real workforce solutions to fix the crisis in aged care. Read more

Anti-Poverty Week 2017

Monday 16th October, 2017

Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. Read more

ANMF votes for new national aged care campaign

Friday 13th October, 2017

Members of the country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have declared their unanimous support for a new national campaign aimed at fixing the crisis in aged care, for the sake of elderly nursing home residents and their families. Read more

Are you a nurse who takes venous blood samples in Australia?

Monday 18th September, 2017

Edith Cowan University researchers, led by Associate Professor Elisabeth Jacob, are seeking participation in a survey looking at the prevalence of undertaking blood sampling either through venepuncture or peripheral intravenous cannulas in Australia. This is a great opportunity for all nurses to provide input into current practice in Australia. Read more

Nurses say aged care staffing levels ‘inadequate’

Tuesday 29th August, 2017

More than 92% of nurses and aged workers responding to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) national workforce survey say they are being asked to care for the same number of nursing home residents with less staff or less rostered care hours. Read more

ANMF outraged at sacking of Blue Care nurses

Wednesday 9th August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is outraged that Blue Care, an agency of UnitingCare Queensland, has sacked 11 highly qualified enrolled nurses across its Bundaberg facilities. Read more

ANMF supporting free vote on marriage equality

Monday 7th August, 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) condemns any attempts by Coalition MPs to hold a costly national plebiscite on marriage equality and instead urges the Government to allow a free vote on same-sex marriage as soon as possible. Read more

ALP supporting more nurses in aged care

Friday 4th August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), welcomes Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s public acknowledgement of the urgent need for improved levels of nursing staff in the under-resourced aged care sector. Read more

Now it’s Blue Care cutting nursing hours for elderly residents

Tuesday 1st August, 2017

The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is alarmed that another major aged care provider is slashing hundreds of nursing hours and compromising the quantity and quality of care being provided to elderly nursing home residents. Read more

Residents, nurses and carers - losers in Southern Cross ‘blame game’

Tuesday 18th July, 2017

Elderly nursing home residents, nursing and care staff are the victims of the “blame game” between Southern Cross Care (SCC) and the Federal Government over a decision by SCC to slash over 2000 crucial nursing hours from its aged care facilities, according to the Australian Nursing Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more