Nurse Clinics

Building blocks

Explaining the essential elements of a nurse clinic

The building blocks are here to help ensure that you’ve considered the most important aspects of creating a nurse clinic. Each building block contains the core components you need to establish a nurse clinic. They can be arranged in any order; there is no one-size-fits-all approach that will work for clinics, and no particular clinic model will be better than another. Rather, success will depend on developing a model that suits the local context, accounting for factors such as community need, nursing availability and expertise and organisational capacity.

A clear plan
Funding
Locations and facilities
Staffing and HR
Best practice care
Patient engagement
Supporting Systems and processes
Evaluation and Improvement