Nursing in general practice

Employing a practice nurse within a general practice can help reduce waiting times for patients and relieve workforce pressures on general practitioners.

The role of practice nurses in Australia has broadened considerably in recent years. This has largely been a result of the increased recognition of practice nursing as a specialist area, provision of government incentives and the introduction of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers relevant to general practice nursing.

Nurses in General Practice Fact Sheets

For further information on employing and utilising a practice nurse in your general practice, visit our Resource Library

For information on continuning professional development and education opportunities, please visit Webinars and Workshops.


Practice Assist acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders of this country
and recognises the significant importance of their cultural heritage, values and beliefs and how these
contribute to the positive health and wellbeing of the whole community.