Action Alert: An urgent call for more nurse practitioners (NP)

Increased utilization of nurse practitioners (NP) in Ontario’s health system is long overdue. Join us in our urgent call for the government to deliver immediately on long-standing promises of:

  • funding and adding new nurse practitioner-led clinics (NP-led clinic) to the province’s existing roster of 26
  • funding and adding more attending NPs to long-term care (LTC) in the attending NP role.

In February, RNAO released its NP Task Force Vision for Tomorrow report. It calls for:

  • increasing NP supply
  • optimizing NP utilization
  • expanding NP scope of practice
  • aligning the NP curriculum to changes in scope of practice and care needs
  • harmonizing compensation to adequately remunerate NPs across all sectors
  • investing in research that demonstrates NP impact
  • broadening insurance coverage to consistently include NPs
  • showcasing NP impact within the health system and to the public

RNAO’s Vision for Tomorrow is a big and bold plan to increase health equity and access to health care in Ontario’s post-pandemic health system. Implementation of its recommendations must be implemented immediately. Please support RNAO’s call for:

  • three additional NPLCs in 2021
  • funding and hiring of 100 attending NPs within the next six months

Sign below and let Premier Ford know that there is an urgent need for more NPs in our health system.

Copy will be sent to the following:

Hon. Doug Ford
Premier of Ontario
Christine Elliott
Minister of Health, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Hon. Merrilee Fullerton
Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, MPP
Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy
Minister of Finance, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, MPP
Andrea Horwath
Ontario New Democratic Party, MPP
France Gélinas
NDP health critic, MPP
Steven Del Duca
John Fraser
interim leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, MPP
Mike Schreiner
leader of the Green Party of Ontario
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