ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Journey to Developing an Innovative Model of Care for Nurse Led Clinics (Danielle Collins) (Tuesday 7th November 2017)
Nurse Practitioners began evolving in Australia in 2000 with Health Practitioners continuing to prescribe treatments for clients.
With advanced nursing roles, the NP needed to evolve and develop novel innovative care.
In Primary Care, NP model to be successful needed: Organisational support, Funding, develop a plan for the model in collaboration and present a business plan.
A supportive navigator needed to drive the plan, was key to success
MBS item numbers then developed (82200,82205, 82210 and 82215 which made the model financially sustainable.
Nurse Practitioner's Scope of Practice needed to be updated and approved through APRAH. It looked at inclusion/exclusion criteria, autonomous and collaborative practices, updating the scope of practice.