National Nursing Workforce Strategy – Have Your Say

National Nursing Workforce Strategy – Have Your Say

The Department of Health & Aged Care is developing a National Nursing Workforce Strategy to address workforce challenges and support the nursing profession to deliver person-centred, evidence-based and compassionate care to Australian communities across all sectors now and into the future.

Consultation is now open but does close the 30th November. Palliative Care NSW is strongly encouraging all of our members to have your say in stage one of the research phase which is aiming to scope the issues and provide actions for inclusion in the strategy.

Prior to providing feedback, you are encouraged to read the National Nursing Workforce Strategy Consultation Paper, which provides relevant information about Australia’s nursing workforce and offers questions to help consider what the strategy might address in the future. This paper is definitely worth a read with some good background information on issues and scenarios.

How to Have Your Say

  1. Complete a short 10 minute online survey
    This can be completed as an individual or on behalf of an organisation.
  2. By attending the consultation workshop in Sydney
    The Sydney workshop will be held at The Swissotel, Monday 27th
     from 9.00am – 12.00pm. Limited seats are remaining! Book here.

There are many challenges when it comes to attracting and retaining nurses and this is a key priority area for all palliative care services. Adding your voice to the development of this strategy is one way to contribute to a future focused solution that will hopefully have a positive impact on workforce planning, growth and general support of nurses in metro, regional and rural areas.

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