22 May 2023

Call for Expressions of Interest: Nurse Practitioner and Team-Based Primary Care Pilot

The Australian and Western Australian Governments are working together to make it easier for people to receive high-quality primary care from nurse practitioners across the state.

The WA health system has secured $11.7 million in federal funding to co-develop a pilot program to enhance the delivery of comprehensive, team-based primary care services to the WA community, in collaboration with the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).

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

Together, the department and WAPHA will support the development and implementation of sustainable and effective models of multi-disciplinary primary care by increasing the number of nurse practitioners working in primary care settings – such as general practice, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and other community-based not-for-profit services delivering care to vulnerable and underserviced populations.

EOI: Nurse practitioner

The Expression of Interest (EOI) process to select nurse practitioners to participate in the pilot is now open. Visit the Nurse Practitioner and Team-Based Primary Care Pilot page to learn more and submit an application, .

Applications close on Monday 5 June 2023.

WAPHA will coordinate a separate Expression of Interest (EOI) process to select participating WA primary care services.

The Nurse Practitioner Pilot is a nation-leading opportunity for nurse practitioners to work to their full scope of practice and enhance health access for Western Australians.

Check the Nurse Practitioner Pilot page for more information and progress updates, or email NPpilot@health.wa.gov.au if you have any queries about the Pilot or EOI processes.