February is seeing a lot of action for APNA and its members. There are workshops rolling out as well as face to face forums (around 20 nationally) to canvass the views of nurses and other stakeholders on the Education and Career Framework for Nurses in General Practice, so keep an eye out for a focus group being held near you.
The nomination and election for positions on the APNA Board is getting near. Information will be available soon on the role of Board Members and how to nominate for election to the APNA Board. Don’t forget to book your place at Brave to Bold, our national conference in May, and Best Practice Awards have opened today – nominate yourself or a well-deserving colleague!
APNA is also receiving requests for suitably experienced nurses to contribute to research projects linked with universities and other eminent research bodies at advisory committee level. This is a great recognition of the valuable contribution that nurses make to primary health care and a wonderful opportunity for nurses to contribute to the evidence base for primary health care. Over the next few months we will be putting out calls for expressions of interest for nurses with expertise in in certain areas of primary health care nursing to contribute to research projects as they arise.