Factors impacting on shared care working relationships between practice nurses and general practitioners: A literature review

Eileen Willis, John Litt, Judith Condon

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    Abstract

    Practice nurses have worked in general practice for many years yet little is known or published in Australia about their work. Recent health care reforms in Australia, particularly the establishment of the Divisions of General Practice and various best-practice innovations linked to the National GP Strategy have seen an increase in the role of practice nurses. Despite this GPs in Australia are cautious about the role of practice nurses. Much of this caution arises from reform in general practice in Britain particularly the establishment of fund-holding for general practice. This article reviews the literature on practice nurses in Britain and Australia within the framework of the health reforms in general practice in both countries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-131
    Number of pages12
    JournalContemporary Nurse
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

    Keywords

    • General Practitioners
    • Health Care Reform
    • Practice Nurses
    • Shared Care

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