General practice and primary health care offer of support
COORDINARE has set up a register of GPs, practice nurses, practice managers, administration staff and other primary health care providers willing to assist during an emergency, pandemic / epidemic or disaster situation. Those willing to provide in person or telehealth support would be contacted in the event of an emergency, pandemic / epidemic or disaster situation to provide assistance at a designated site. This could include a residential aged care facility (RACF), general practice, evacuation and / or recovery centre or other site depending on the situation.
In all emergency situations it is acknowledged that general practice staff are often members of the same community and can therefore be impacted at a personal level. Expressed availability is therefore voluntary and continually assessed throughout the situation.
Organisations / practices
If you or your practice has the capacity to provide support in the event of an emergency, pandemic / epidemic or disaster, whether in person or remotely, please let us know what you can offer and the time period available.
GPs would act as a locum working in the place of the regular physician within the RACF or general practice; or as part of the response team within an evacuation or recovery centre, on a short or longer term basis as advised by the person offering support.
Practice nurses would provide medical support within the RACF or general practice, or as part of the response team within an evacuation or recovery centre, on an as-needs basis and in line with their scope of practice.
Practice managers and administration staff
Practice managers and administration staff could provide administration support.
I’m interested in offering support, what next?
- complete the online form below
- if your assistance is required, you may be contacted by the PHN to coordinate your support efforts.