We have set up a register of GPs, practice nurses, practice managers, administration staff and other primary health care providers willing to assist in an emergency / disaster situation. Those wanting to provide support would be contacted in the event of a disaster to provide assistance at a designated general practice.
In all emergency / disaster situations it is acknowledged that general practice staff are often members of the same community and can therefore be impacted at a personal level by the disaster. Expressed availability is therefore voluntary and continually assessed throughout the emergency / disaster situation.
Organisations / practices
If your organisation / practice has the capacity to provide additional support to fire affected regions, 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, on a short or longer term basis as advised by the person offering support.
Practice nurses would provide medical support for people attending, 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 to coordinate people attending the practice.
Other health professionals
Other health professionals would provide support for people attending the practice, on an as-needs basis and in line with their scope of practice.
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