Practice nurse support

Practice nurse support

Supporting practice nurses to provide better care

Our general practice engagement team aim to build the capacity of primary care nurses and improve practice system and processes, ensuring full potential for patient health care and quality business outcomes.

We can provide support and information on a variety of topics such as:

  • Medicare's Chronic Disease Management item numbers (care planning)
  • Health assessments
  • Immunisation
  • Practice Incentive Payments (PIPs)
  • Nurse orientation – for nurses new to general practice
  • Accreditation
  • MBS item numbers
  • Business management and practice systems

Education opportunities and information sessions are held on a variety of relevant topics throughout the year. These can be carried out in person, over the phone, in-practice training, live webinars and recorded webinars.

Upcoming events can be viewed on our events page.

You can also register to receive our fortnightly events newsletter.

Practice Nurse Network

Practice nurse networks meetings have been established in the outer east of Melbourne to provide nurses with an opportunity to discuss relevant issues, to network, share ideas and experiences and listen to guest speakers. Topical issues in general practice are presented and discussed and practice nurses are encouraged to work through these areas with their peers in a relaxed environment.

Networking events are held throughout the calendar year.

For more information about the network, email

Basecamp online networking forum

EMPHN moderates two online networking forums for practice managers and practice nurses.

For more information and access, visit our webpage.

Information and resources

Wound care resources

RACGP resources

    Chronic Disease

    MBS Practice Incentive Payment and Service Incentive Payment

    Diabetes and Asthma

    Mental Health

    Simplifying Mental Health Care webinar - a guide for primary health care nurses

    Resources from the webinar:

    Professional organisations