The Abbott Governments back-down on Medicare Rebates for Practice Nurses is good news for rural and regional Australia.
The Rural Doctors Association had expressed surprise at the decision and said it: will place even more pressure on already overworked rural doctors to meet patient demand for services
They went on to say: The decision will impact on the most vulnerable in our community the disabled, the young and the aged
Practice nurses not only take the pressure off GPs, they make an integrated inter-disciplinary approach to primary health care possible.
Its hard enough to attract GPs to rural and regional areas. The Governments now over-turned decision would have made it even harder.