Nurse Practitioner and Team-Based Primary Care Pilot

The Nurse Practitioner and Team-Based Primary Care Pilot (Nurse Practitioner Pilot) will fund up to 20 nurse practitioners over 18 months, to work with other health practitioners at selected locations to diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions at no cost to patients, while collecting data to inform future primary care policy.

The Nurse Practitioner Pilot aims to enhance the availability and accessibility of comprehensive primary care to the WA community, including supporting the delivery of care to vulnerable and underserved populations.

The pilot model has been co-developed by the Australian and Western Australian governments and was announced by the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care in February 2023.

Separate Expression of Interest (EOI) processes will be used to select nurse practitioners and WA primary care services to participate in the Nurse Practitioner Pilot.

Expressions of interest: nurse practitioners

The EOI for nurse practitioners is coordinated by the Western Australian Department of Health and closed as of Monday 5 June at 4:00pm.

Expressions of interest: primary care services

The EOI process to establish primary care practices is being coordinated by the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).

Interested GP practices should access the WAPHA general practice grants and programs (external site) page for application information when available.

The Department of Health will advise on a process for other primary care providers to register their interest and further details will be on this page when available.

Queries about the Nurse Practitioner Pilot and EOI processes can be sent to NPpilot@health.wa.gov.au.

Development of the Nurse Practitioner Pilot

The Nurse Practitioner and Team-Based Primary Care Pilot has been developed in collaboration with WAPHA (external site) and the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care (external site), in alignment with key recommendations of the:

Last reviewed: 06-06-2023