NMBA continues to engage with nurses and midwives across Australia at forums

28 Apr 2016

The NMBA are continuing to host stakeholder information forums as part of its engagement activities for nurses and midwives across Australia.

Over 1,000 nurses and midwives have already attended events which are taking place in each state and territory.
Since the NMBA kicked off events in March they have been to Cairns, Brisbane, Ballarat and just in the last week they have held events in Bunbury, Perth and Adelaide.

Nurses and midwives attending the forums learnt about the upcoming changes to the NMBA’s registration standards, standards for practice and guidelines that will come into effect on 1 June 2016.

NMBA Chair, Dr Lynette Cusack RN, said, ‘The NMBA has received an overwhelming response from nurses and midwives eager to participate in these events and engage with the Board about the standards, codes and guidelines that nurses and midwives are required to meet when providing care to the public.

‘On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all the nurses and midwives, staff from the local Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) offices and our national, state/territory board members who have been able to attend all our events to date. It was wonderful to have over 200 nurses and midwives attend our Perth information forum at Fiona Stanley Hospital at 7.30am in the morning last Friday!’

NMBA information forum held at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth on 14 April 2016 
Photo: NMBA information forum held at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth on 14 April 2016

Dr Lynette Cusack, Chair NMBA and Tanya Vogt, Executive Officer NMBA at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 18 April 2016
Photo: Dr Lynette Cusack, Chair NMBA and Tanya Vogt, Executive Officer NMBA at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 18 April 2016

NMBA information forum held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 18 April 2016
Photo: NMBA information forum held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 18 April 2016

Below are the remaining stakeholder information forums confirmed already for the first half of 2016. If you are a nurse or a midwife with a principal place of practice close to the locations below, the NMBA will email you an invitation with further details closer to the date.

27 April   Melbourne Royal Melbourne Hospital
9 May Dubbo Dubbo Hospital  
10 May Sydney Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
 25 May Darwin   Royal Darwin Hospital  
 2 June Canberra   The Canberra Hospital  

The NMBA is currently planning further stakeholder information forums for the second half of 2016 and will be introducing the option to attend via videoconference to enable more nurses and midwives particularly those in rural and regional areas to participate. Details for these events will be published in the NMBA’s next newsletter and to the NMBA website once confirmed.

More information regarding the changes to registration standards, standards for practice and guidelines can be found in the nursing and/or midwifery news items.

 
 
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