On the 4th August the Viral Hepatitis Nurse led Models of Care Forum brought together 60 nurses from Australia and New Zealand to share knowledge and discover new ways of working. The program explored the forum theme of Innovation, Agility and Velocity towards Elimination with a dynamic program of workshops, oral and poster presentations.
Participants heard from nurses delivering innovative models across the continuum of care, in settings which included alcohol and other drugs, prisons, and other primary care. Key challenges emerged such as securing funding and working within structural limitations. Successful models demonstrated strong partnerships and engaging with clients wherever they are on their journey. Nurses are an agile workforce with the capacity to play the long game - building rapport and advocating for the client to keep them engaged in care. Investing in nurses and supporting them to work to their full scope of practice is vital to reach Australia’s targets of viral hepatitis elimination. Check out the report-backs of nursing presentations at the Viral Hepatitis Nurse-led Models of Care Forum and AVHEC here
See the report-backs of nursing presentations at the Nurse-led Models of Care Forum and AVHEC 19 here.