Practice Nurse update – 3 April 2024

Education Opportunities

CESPHN and the St George Hospital Integrated Care Chronic Disease Working Party bring you a Grand Round series as part of the St George Hospital education program for Practice Nurses. The Integrating Care Education program is an opportunity for hospital based CNCs and Practice Nurses to meet in a forum to collaborate and discuss patient needs, improve access to care and support people to live well in the community.

Webinar: Join us online for our Practice Nurse Grand Rounds in partnership with St George Hospital

This webinar will help nurses navigate renal, cardiology and diabetes services at your local hospital, know when and how to refer and understand the challenges faced.

Thursday 11 April, 7.00pm

Register here

Webinar: Nursing and Your Professional Practice

The scope of professional practice is set by legislation. This includes professional standards such as standards for practice, codes of ethics and codes of professional conduct.

This is your opportunity to hear from Karen Booth (President of APNA) to help you understand your professional nursing practice requirements associated with Scope of Practice, CPD requirements and recording, Indemnity Insurance and Supervision.

Wednesday 17 April, 7.00pm

Register here

Are you a new nurse working in general practice?

Our practice support team are available to provide you with a Practice Nurse orientation session which includes a copy of our Practice Nurse Resource Guide.

We can also provide you with ongoing support to help you learn and succeed in your new role.

These sessions can either be an in general practice or a virtual visit.

If you would like to book an orientation session or have any questions, please contact


NEW Resource: Sleep and asthma information for health professionals

Asthma is one of many health conditions associated with poor sleep.

Asthma symptoms can disrupt sleep, while sleep disturbances can impair asthma control and quality of life.

The National Asthma Council Australia has released a new resource outlining key points to help treat patients who present with poor asthma control and sleep disturbance.

Access the resource

Peer-led telehealth counselling for nurses and midwives is now active

The Nurse Midwife Health Program Australia (NMHPA) is now open for telehealth counselling for nurses, midwives and students of the professions living anywhere in Australia.

Free, confidential and independent counselling services and case-managed support is available for any sensitive health-related issue that nurses, midwives and students are experiencing.

Further information

HealthPathways for Practice Nurses

HealthPathways is a free web-based information portal to support primary care clinicians to plan and manage patient care. The platform contains concise and locally-adapted pathways, for use during a consultation, to help navigate community and hospital services and provide the best health outcome for patients. This resource is available to locally registered healthcare providers.

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN covers two HealthPathways regions:

  1.  South Eastern Sydney – which covers referral options for South Eastern Sydney LHD services including Sutherland, St George, Prince of Wales/Royal Hospital for Women, St Vincents Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital network
  2.  Sydney – which covers referral options for Sydney LHD services including RPA, Concord, Canterbury, and Balmain hospitals.

If you require the login details or have any questions, please contact your local HealthPathways team at either South Eastern Sydney at or Sydney at

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Other learning opportunities

Palliative Care Masterclass Program

Register now for this free Palliative Care Masterclass Program.

Most people prefer to be cared for and die at home. This free Masterclass Program aims to make this possible by empowering nurses working in key settings of general practice, aged care and home care, to develop the knowledge and skills essential for the delivery of quality person-centred palliative care.

The free Palliative Care Masterclass Program will be delivered by palliative care clinical experts from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Faculty of Health, Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT).

For more information or to register for the Masterclass Program, visit: Palliative Care Masterclass Program

Nurse scholarship opportunity: Benchmarque Group’s 2024 Immunisation Professional Development Conference

CESPHN is offering a scholarship opportunity for nurses who are employed at a general practice in our region to attend a two-day conference held in Mascot on the 1st and 2nd May 2024.

The conference aims to deliver a blend of hands-on skills-based workshops, and updates from experts in the field. Content will include COVID and the changing focus in primary healthcare, managing RSV in primary healthcare settings, NIP and priority populations, vaccine hesitancy, culturally safe practice in immunisation, vaccine strategies and promotions, travel vaccine sand complex catch-ups.

For more information and to apply please visit the application form on our website.

Introducing the National Mental Health Pathways to Practice Program

APNA’s new federal-funded six-month program offers FREE mentoring and peer support for registered nurses new to working in mental health. APNA is also looking for experienced nurses to become paid mentors. Applications close on 5 April 2024. Visit APNA’s website to find out more and apply.

National Mental Health Pathways to Practice Program (

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