Dr Michal Boyd is a Nurse Practitioner and Associate Professor with School of Nursing and Freemasons’ Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Auckland. Her main research interests are care of older adults in the community and residential aged care, and advanced nursing practice. She is currently primary investigator for the “End of life with dementia” study funded by the National Science Challenge: Ageing Well stream.
As Clinical Leader for Waitemata DHB Community Services for Older Adults she implemented the “Residential Aged Care Integration Programme”. She was co-PI for the Auckland OPAL study examining changes in disability levels of aged care residents over twenty years.
Tuesday, 1 March 3:15pm
Over the last decade, aged residential care has seen an increase in Nurse Practitioners (NPs) providing primary healthcare services as required by the national contract. Since 2014, legislative and policy changes have facilitated NPs independent practice to provide primary healthcare that was formerly only provided by general medical practitioners (GPs). This shift toward NP care will continue to increase as nearly half of all GPs are projected to retire in the next ten years. In this session Dr Boyd will discuss the research regarding the safety, effectiveness and efficacy of NP care and the legislative and policy changes that have enabled this practice. Business and practice models will be discussed, and the practicalities of setting up and supporting NPs in practice will be explored.