New South Wales COVID-19 updates


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

The information on this page was last updated: Tuesday 13 April 2021, 10.30 am AEDT.

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 contact1300 066 055
  • NSW Health key links:
  • COVID-19 vaccine information for GPs
    Check regularly the RACGP COVID-19 webpage to say up to date.
  • COVID-19 updates
    View the latest COVID-19 updates at the NSW Health website.
  • Fitness to Drive – online form
    • Real time fitness to drive notification from Transport for NSW
    • Two online forms replaced by 12 specialist focused online forms
    • Pre-population of previous assessment data to new forms
    • Online links to National Assessing Fitness to Drive medical standards
    • When health professionals complete the form online, patients will no longer need to take their paper form to a Service NSW Centre
      Visit NSW Health website for more information.
      Transport for NSW has improved online Fitness to Drive medical assessment forms.
  • CDNA National Guidelines – updated 3 March 2021
    Read more about CDNA National guidelines for public health units at the Department of Health website.
  • MASK order forms
  • MASKS are available via your local PHN. Apply here.
  • Cremation process
    NSW Health is reviewing the requirements of the cremation process (including viewing the body) in the light of COVID19. The advice for funeral directors about viewing bodies may be useful The process for certifying death is unchanged.


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


RACGP NSW&ACT, together with NSW Health are delivering regular webinars for GPs in NSW.


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.


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

Central and Eastern Sydney

1300 986 991

info@cesphn.com.au

http://www.cesphn.org.au

Hunter New England and Central Coast

1300 859 028

info@hneccphn.com.au

http://www.hneccphn.com.au/

Murrumbidgee

(02) 6923 3100

ceo@mphn.org.au

http://www.mphn.org.au/

Nepean Blue Mountains

(02) 4708 8100

admin@nbmphn.com.au

http://www.nbmphn.com.au

North Coast

(02) 6618 5400

enquiries@ncphn.org.au

http://www.ncphn.org.au

Northern Sydney

(02) 9432 8250

info@snhn.org.au

http://www.sydneynorthhealthnetwork.org.au

South Eastern NSW

1300 069 002

info@coordinare.org.au

http://www.coordinare.org.au

South Western Sydney

(02) 4632 3000

enquiries@swsphn.com.au

http://www.swsphn.com.au

Western NSW

1300 699 167

admin@wnswphn.org.au

http://www.wnswphn.org.au

Western Sydney

(02) 8811 7100

wentwest@wentwest.com.au

http://www.wentwest.com.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

 

2021 Wellbeing Weekend
You can spend mindful and enjoyable time with other GPs at our first face-to-face event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellbeing Weekend at Novotel Beach Newcastle on Saturday and Sunday 10–11 April.

Designed and led by doctors, the weekend is designed to recharge your batteries after what has been a very difficult time for so many.

Saturday’s practical sessions are designed to inspire you to make time for your health and wellbeing, and help you develop the skills you need to do it. Sunday is free for you to enjoy beautiful Newcastle and relax at the beach right outside the venue.

View the flyer or register now

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.

AH&MRC update
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council has collected the most important information about COVID-19 for their members on their website.

Virtual Health Workforce
RDN is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from GPs, nurses, allied health professionals, specialists, practice managers and administrators who can provide telehealth support to communities. Complete this EOI form and a member of the RDN NSW Workforce Team will be in touch.