Primary care nurse Ellen Rowatt immunising a young patient

Case in point 1

No need to fly solo: a lateral approach to navigating general practice

Thirteen years ago, Dr Andrew Kirwan recognised that his busy one-man general practice, servicing the Woori Yallock region on the outskirts of Melbourne, needed to expand. He initially searched for another GP but eventually turned to Ellen Rowatt, a nurse at an aged-care facility housing a number of his patients, to take on the role of primary care nurse. The duo have not looked back since.