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Practice nurse programme plays valuable role in future-proofing primary care workforce

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Fiona Murray
Fiona Murray is secretary of the New Zealand College of Primary Health Care Nurses, NZNO

COLLEGE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NURSES, NZNO

Fiona Murray discusses the Nurse Entry to Practice programme and its ultimate benefits to GPs and the sector

I encourage GPs to embrace the NETP programme, through contact with their DHB It is well known there is a growing shortage of both GPs and experi
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