News

Nurses and midwives excluded from expert health groups

Thursday 11th June, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, the Australian College of Midwives, and the Australian College of Nursing to ask the Federal Government to explain why nurses and midwives have been blocked from its plans to deliver a healthier Medicare. Read more

Paid Parental Leave Survey: We want to hear your views on PPL

Tuesday 2nd June, 2015

Nurses and midwives know that access to paid parental leave (PPL) is critical in improving maternal and child health. The World Health Organisation recommends 26 weeks’ PPL as the minimum standard to allow new mums and babies to bond, to encourage and maximise breastfeeding, and to give time for new mums to recover. Read more

Calling all Registered Nurses!

Wednesday 27th May, 2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has commissioned a project to be undertaken by Southern Cross University, to review the National competency standards for the registered Nurse (RN). Read more

Workplace Gender Equality report

Monday 25th May, 2015

In compliance with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, ANMF has submitted its report for 2014-2015 to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). Read more

ANMF tells Government: for best care, expand all roles

Tuesday 19th May, 2015

The country’s biggest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has raised concerns about reported changes to a new pharmacy agreement which could see pharmacists receive $19 billion in Government funding to provide wound care and other primary care activities. Read more

Budget cuts hurt nurses and midwives and their patients

Wednesday 13th May, 2015

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has warned that more than $2 billion slashed from the health and aged care budgets will ultimately decrease access to health care and lead to poorer patient outcomes. Read more

Abbott diagnoses poor health outcomes for NSW

Wednesday 13th May, 2015

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has criticised the Abbott Government for failing to recognise the adverse impact further cuts to health funding in the 2015-16 Budget will have on public health outcomes and the broader health workforce. Read more

Paid parental leave: more questions than answers

Tuesday 12th May, 2015

Up to 100,000 nurses and midwives could lose access to publically-funded paid parental leave (PPL) if drastic cuts to the scheme go ahead as a result of this year’s Budget, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

ANMF Online Education Update

Monday 4th May, 2015

Registration is definitely on everyone’s mind at the moment including registration requirements for continuing professional development (CPD). We all tend to focus on the CPD hours but there is more to meeting your CPD requirements. Read more

ANMF welcomes subsidised childcare for nurses

Tuesday 28th April, 2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement it will trial the use of subsidised nannies for shift-working nurses in an initiative contained in the upcoming Budget. Read more

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Tuesday 28th April, 2015

With over 3,500 people confirmed dead, and over a million children said to be ‘severely affected’, Nepal needs our help. Read more

Remembering the “Lemnos nurses” this ANZAC Day

Friday 24th April, 2015

As Australia marks the ANZAC Centenary, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is asking us all to pause and remember the “Lemnos Nurses” – the heroic nurses who cared for our troops in Gallipoli. Read more