Nurse Practitioners - DFP

Primary Health Care has worked to develop and implement new and enhanced primary health care teams that include interdisciplinary providers, such as nurse practitioners. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education and training to provide a broad range of primary care services. Working collaboratively with family physicians, a nurse practitioner provides primary care for common medical conditions, with a focus on wellness, prevention and education.

Over time, as resources are reallocated to primary health care, it is envisioned that there will be potentially new opportunities to support the role of nurse practitioners in primary care, working with family physicians and others to reach people who do not traditionally access health services and those with complex chronic conditions.

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