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Summer Planning Toolkit modules
Module 1: Natural disasters and emergencies
As a result of climate change, bushfires in Australia are increasing in frequency, duration and intensity. They are no longer confined to particular seasons, and local conditions can drive dangerous bushfire activity at any time6.
General practices can be impacted by bushfires in the following ways:
The RACGP’s Bushfires in Australia fact sheet provides an overview of ways in which you can prepare and protect your physical practice as well as the community and lists tips on actions you can take in conjunction with relevant local organisations to help your practice and patients prepare.
Practices affected by natural disasters or emergencies may have significant infrastructure damage, which can impact your patient records management and ability to access specific equipment for the provision of safe care. The RACGP Standards has requirements for accredited practices to support patients during adverse events, particularly regarding the storage of patient records and privacy principles. If your practice is affected by a natural disaster or emergency, you may be eligible for an extension to your accreditation. Please see here for further information.
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