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 and service incentive payments – including diabetes and asthma
  • 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 inner east and 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

Online forum

Basecamp is a private online forum for practice nurses, which allows you to network with your peers. Basecamp provides an opportunity to exchange ideas, ask questions and expand your existing knowledge and skills which can assist you in your role. The information remains available for future reference and can be viewed by all users. 

One you are invited by the moderator, you can create a username and password to log in. Emails are sent out to notify members when a new discussion/comment has been posted.

The forum is monitored by the moderator according to the guidelines.

For more information about the online forum, email

Information and resources

Wound care resources

RACGP resources

Chronic Disease

MBS Practice Incentive Payment and Service Incentive Payment

Diabetes and Asthma

Professional organisations