Story: Primary health care

Practice nurse

Practice nurse

Practice nurse Sara Willis vaccinates former All Black rugby player John Schuster against the flu at the Karori Medical Centre in Wellington, to launch the 2006 influenza immunisation campaign. Practice nurses provide nursing care in primary health settings. Administering vaccinations is a key task.

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Michael Belgrave, 'Primary health care - Challenges to GPs, late 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Michael Belgrave, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2019