Australian Capital Territory COVID-19 updates


This page will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available for GPs in the ACT.

The information on this page was last updated: Wednesday 1 September 2021, 4.00 pm AEST.

You can also find nationally relevant information via the RACGP Coronavirus (COVID19) information for GPs webpage

For up-to-the-minute information, visit the Australian Federal Government Department of Health website and subscribe to receive the bi-weekly COVID-19 newsletter for GPs from the Chief Medical Officer.

  • Public health contact
    ACT Health Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Section, can be contacted (02) 5124 9213 during business hours, or 0409 185 412 after hours. There is no requirement to notify CDC of patients who are undergoing COVID-19 testing. However, clinicians are welcome to discuss any case with CDC at any time.
  • ACT Health key links:
  • COVID-19 Primary Health Care Support Framework – Uploaded 7 December 2020 
    Read full document.
  • MASK order forms
    MASKS are available via your local PHN. Apply here.
  • Changes to MBS telehealth items – 1 July 2021
    The broad range of temporary GP telephone attendances will be replaced with a smaller number of items. There are no changes to video items. Visit MBS online or read newsGP article to find out more.

 


Join the RACGP NSW&ACT Facebook group to chat with your colleagues and stay up to date.


Upcoming webinars

  • TBA


View previous webinars


Podcasts

RACGP has an ongoing series of COVID-19 podcasts to assist you to keep up to date. Most of them are 5–10 minutes long,  you can listen to them anytime. Whilst those podcasts are NSW focused much of the information will be applicable in ACT.


Practice THAT! is the RACGP NSW&ACT series of podcasts developed to support practice managers in their support of general practitioners. Each Practice THAT! episode provides Practice Managers with expert information and practical advice. Latest episodes:

View all Practice THAT podcasts

 

Just a GP explores the layered complexities of General Practice through topical discussions about leadership, quality in clinical practice, self-care and wellbeing and GP research. Latest episodes:

View all Just a GP podcasts

 

Suddenly I'm a Leader

Suddenly I'm a Leader is a series of podcasts and webinars for GPs who are suddenly faced with more leadership responsibilities. Are you a GP who finds that people are turning to you for leadership advice in your practice? Have you been asked to take on more decision-making responsibility? Do you feel ‘at sea’ and need a leadership launch pad? If, yes, register for our future online events, or listen to our previous recordings:

Available webinars:

Available podcast:


Articles

PHN

Phone

Email

Website

Capital Health Network

(02) 6287 8099

reception@chnact.org.au

https://www.chnact.org.au/


RACGP NSW&ACT

Phone: (02) 9886 4700 

Email: nswact.faculty@racgp.org.au

Join the RACGP NSW&ACT Facebook group to chat with your colleagues and stay up to date

 

ACT Free Wellbeing Calls Service – uploaded 9 September 2020
A new service available to Canberra-based patients who would benefit from check-in or wellbeing calls from a friendly Red Cross volunteer. Calls are available in various languages and are an important way to help people maintain connection and wellbeing, especially during COVID-19. Patients can contact the services on (02) 6234 7630 between 8.00 am – 4.00 pm Monday – Friday. Read more.

Free online courses on communicating COVID-19
The University of Melbourne have developed an online course with the Doherty Institute on COVID-19. It is delivered via a series of eight tutorials with the first one available online now. It is FREE and whilst primarily designed for clinicians in primary care and hospital-based settings, it also has a broader secondary audience of pharmacists, nursing and allied health staff, aged care workers, and disability care workers. Enrol here.

Winnunga Health Service
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services has collected the most important information about COVID-19 for their clients on their website.

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