LDK members can now book an appointment online with a healthcare professional from Next Practice Deakin.
Please note, all appointments will be held in the Blundell Room at LDK.
At Next Practice we provide a team-based approach to care. We recognise this is different to many other practices in Australia, but our model of care is based on optimal models of care we have observed from around the world. Your primary (usual) GP will lead and be supported by a team of practice nurses, patient advocates, social worker, practice pharmacist and nurse practitioners.
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with the experience, expertise and authority to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions. NPs have completed additional university study at master's degree level and are the most senior and independent clinical nurses in our health care system.
It is an innovative role that aims to:
Nurse Practitioners are able to:
Although you may be seen by various members of the team, your primary GP will be absolutely aware and the team work with each other very closely.