Nation’s largest & most trusted healthcare profession under-utilised & under-valued

Nation’s largest & most trusted healthcare profession under-utilised & under-valued

New report coinciding with launch of Australia’s first bank for nurses & midwives

One-in-four Australian primary healthcare nurses say they are under-utilised and could be doing more to improve patient care,1 according to a national nursing workforce report set for release next Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Announcement of the industry report findings next Tuesday, involving more than 2,000 primary healthcare nurse respondents, will coincide with the launch of Australia’s first bank dedicated exclusively to nurses, midwives, healthcare professionals and their families.

Nurses are Australia’s unsung heroes. They represent more than 60 per cent of the healthcare workforce2,3 and play a pivotal role in protecting public health. Yet our nation is facing a potential nursing shortage, with the departure and retirement of the existing nursing workforce, poor retention rates and population health trends.4

To learn the major findings of the national primary health care nursing workforce report, and to hear how a new bank will help to meet the specific needs of this crucial industry, tee up an interview next Tuesday, March 12 with a spokesperson below.


Carolyn Murphy – General Manager, Health Professionals Bank, SYDNEY

Karen Booth – President, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), SYDNEY

Jodie Gartner – General Practice Nurse who runs a nurse clinic with APNA Enhanced Nurse Clinics project support & government funding, MELBOURNE

Julianne Badenoch – Clinical Reference Lead at Australian Digital Health Agency, registered nurse & midwife & Council member, Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO), ADELAIDE

Helen Storer – APNA Board Director, practice manager & practice nurse for 29 years in general practices & group practices across rural & urban Australia, PERTH


Felicity, 29 – Anaesthetic nurse dedicated to caring for her patients, SYDNEY

Anne-Maree, 39 – Former midwife who gave up her rewarding career to care for her two daughters living with disabilities, SYDNEY

Rebecca, 43 – Psychiatric nurse with 24 years’ nursing experience who enjoys the challenges of her role, NEWCASTLE

Debra, 57 – Midwife dedicated to empowering women through their birthing journey, BENDIGO

Jessie, 31 – Registered nurse who enjoys caring for people often at their lowest & most

vulnerable, PERTH

/Public Release.