Hike in complaints about AHPRA

Complaints about the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and health practitioner boards were up by 32% in the last financial year, new data shows. The office of the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner (NHPOPC) released its annual report this week. The NHPOPC oversees AHPRA and the 15 health practitioner boards, including the […]

Inspirational nursing and midwifery leader bows out

Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms’ decorated 40-year career spanning nursing and midwifery, health management and nursing leadership has drawn to a close. Nursing and midwifery leader Debra Thoms recently called time on a remarkable and diverse 40-plus year career across the professions. “For me, nursing and midwifery provide us with an enormous opportunity and a great […]

The rise of Global Nurses United (GNU)

In 2013, leaders from nursing and healthcare unions from across the world formed a new alliance called Global Nurses United (GNU) in a bid to harness their collective power to fight austerity measures, privatisation and cuts to health services putting people and communities at risk. Universal healthcare incorporating safe nurse-to-patient ratios, income equality, addressing poverty […]