NPAQ has the right to represent QLD Nurses
Before you get too excited about the Margaret Gilbert case, we have won the opening round, but it clearly establishes that NPAQ has the right to represent you because NPAQ is an industrial association (a trade union), the same as the legacy nurses union.Read more
You may recall news about the Queensland Health memorandum distributed to every nurse in Q Health incorrectly stating that NPAQ didn't have the right to represent its members.
We do!! And it was very silly of the Queensland Labor Government, to put in writing something that is not only wrong, but requires them to have to make a public retraction. Watch this space!Read more
We had a significant win in the Fair Work Commission recently when we won the right to represent members in the health sector despite the best efforts of the QNMU to block us. We triumphed in the Bolton Clark decision
Appointing NPAQ for Enterprise Agreement negotiations
Have you been advised that the Enterprise Agreement negotiations are underway at your workplace?
Then what happens...Read more
Highly trained security guards to protect doctors, nurses at Princess Alexandra Hospital
HIGHLY trained security guards will be brought in to protect doctors and nurses from violent assaults at one of Queensland’s biggest hospitals, as the number of physical and verbal attacks on medics skyrocket.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital will beef-up security, including specialised guards, after calls for “paramilitary style” security.
Margaret Gilbert is a Duty Nurse Manager at The Prince Charles Hospital and has been in this position since 2007. She works within a cohesive team of five providing operational management as well as coordinating patient flow at TPCH over the 24hour continuum.Read more
Knowledge is important!
We are generating a number of Fact Sheets at the request of our members. These will be distributed to hospitals and facilities by our Branch Secretaries (or any member who volunteers to assist) and are available here to download.
Check them out..
We will continue to develop Fact Sheets based on priority - if you have a topic you believe needs simplifying email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add to the list and follow-up.
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Insurance Myth BusterRead more
A letter from the NPAQ President
An NPAQ member recently sent through a notification regarding NMBA looking into dis-endorsing RIPEN (Remote and Isolated Practice Endorsed Registered Nurse). The Registered Nurse was concerned that their current scope of practice will be weakened and devalued.
There are approximately 900 RIPEN endorsed nurses practicing in many places that have limited access to healthcare. These are Nurses who are devoted to these communities and want to improve the health outcomes of the people they serve.Read more