welcome to the Primary Care Toolkit

Welcome to the Primary Care Toolkit, which was developed through a partnership between the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO).

Purpose: to assist employers and primary health-care teams in developing structures and processes that allow primary care registered nurses (RN) and registered practical nurses (RPN) to increase their role responsibilities so that they reflect their full scope of practice, as outlined in the Primary Solutions for Primary Care report.

Intended goal: to increase access to primary care services by maximizing the scope of practice of primary care RNs and RPNs.

Background: informed by a review of the literature and the results of a provincial survey of primary care providers.

Description: provides a practical approach to full scope of practice utilization including a video case series developed from interviewing primary care teams in six primary care organizations representing the range of models of primary care delivery.

We hope that you find this toolkit informative and that it guides and inspires you and your colleagues to maximize full scope of practice in your setting.