About Us

Nurse Practitioner Locum Solutions (NPLS) is an established and thriving service that delivers unmatched health care by utilising our senior, experienced, and dedicated team of Nurse Practitioners. We have an extensive background in emergency and acute care, aged care, palliative care, telehealth, clinical leadership, research and academia. Our team have worked in all facets of emergency and generalist nursing streams and facilitate leadership among the health care team by role modelling clinical excellence and empowering staff to perform at the best of their abilities.

We aim to deliver care where it is most needed and adapt services to suit the community requirements in rural, regional, metro, and virtual health services whilst passionately promoting the underutilised potential of the Nurse Practitioner role.

Our philosophy is to provide unmatched, patient-focused care by Nurse Practitioners to improve health outcomes for patients, their families, and the community.

We have a proven record of efficient and effective on-call, on-site, and virtual & telehealth service delivery to our existing clients.

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Our Team

Dr. Natasha Jennings

Dr. Natasha Jennings


In 2017 Tash and her colleagues, Grainne and Kathy, saw the need for a more pragmatic approach to clinical health services, particularly in rural communities, on weekends and after hours. The health industry lacked on-call and locum services focusing on patient needs and outcomes. They recognised that it was necessary to partner and grow with health service organisations and take on the role of service provision.

As such, NPLS was born. In 2021, NPLS came under the sole ownership of Tash. Her philosophy is to provide high-quality, patient-focused care by Nurse Practitioners to improve health outcomes for patients, their families, and communities. Tash began her NP career in 2004 and was the first Adult Endorsed Emergency NP In Victoria. Tash has had many firsts, pioneering and leading NP clinical SCOP and research. She completed her PHD in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Glenn Gardner and received the prestigious NP of the year award in 2018. When Tash isn’t working as an NP, running NPLS or being a swim Mum, she enjoys spending time at her rural property in Little River, located southwest of Melbourne.

Jo Kelly

Jo Kelly

Aged & Palliative Care Services Consultant

Jo joined NPLS in June 2022. Jo is passionate about improving the quality of life for every person she cares for. Jo embarked on her palliative care career in 1993 after caring for her dad diagnosed with terminal cancer. Jo has worked across the inpatient and community setting, in metropolitan Melbourne and the Gippsland region in Victoria.

In 2005, Jo began to service Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) helping residents to improve their health outcomes. Whilst undertaking this role she recognised the need to educate their staff, and this too become a great passion for her. Jo worked closely with the General Practitioners, Palliative Care Physicians, and Geriatricians. It was these
relationships that encouraged her to embark on her journey to become an endorsed Nurse Practitioner which was achieved in 2013.

Jo is certified in training and assessment and offers a tailored consultancy service to educate health professionals particularly servicing the RACF sector helping them achieve their accreditation standards. Her aim is to saturate the RACF sector with the knowledge and skills so that all Victorians get the care they deserve.

Random fact: Jo does not drink coffee or eat strawberries, and she is going to become a Nanna in 2023.


NPLS provides experienced, endorsed nurse practitioners to deliver acute services to health care settings throughout both the urban or regional space. A combination of roles can be offered including filling gaps in your medical workforce, on-call or onsite roles, and leadership opportunities. Through this initiative, NPLS strives to provide a quality service with nurse practitioners knowledgeable of holistic management of emergency and urgent care patient presentations

If your health service is interested in engaging our services, please click on the button below.
Benefits to this approach include:


  • Reduced wait times for patients
  • Reduced incidence of patients who did not wait to be seen
  • Improving support to regular organisation staff
  • Reduced episodes of deterioration in both inpatient, and aged care residents
  • Improved delivery of appropriate and timely services to clients
  • Increased appropriate and timely referrals
  • Reduced number of patient transfers
  • Mentorship to nursing staff and support for nurse practitioner and RIPERN candidates


We contacted NPLS to assist with our shortage of Medical Coverage for Urgent Care Services in our Regional location. NPLS provided fantastic service to our urgent care/hospital; the NP team were reliable. The NP team are thorough, understanding, compassionate, and offers concise care with a holistic approach. Their communication among the team and patients is second to none. Their ability to manage workflow and high workplace pressure should be commended.
Grampians Health Stawell

Registered Nurse

NPLS has been excellent to deal with. Flexible and adaptable to changing needs. The quality of NPs is incredibly high – I would like to recognise Sue C. and Michelle W. They were exceptional, I received much feedback from other staff who heard her interactions with RACFs and were very impressed
Northeast Health Wangratta

Nurse Unit Manager

Seymour Health has partnered with NPLS for over five years since its inception. The partnership began due to on-call medical staff shortages. Having NPLS provide a weekend on-call service meant we could continue offering the high-quality care our community has grown to expect. NPLS continues to provide reliable and consistent service as we work collaboratively to ensure ongoing improvement, best practices, and high-quality care for our community.
Seymour Health

Director of Clinical Services