Information security in general practice

Information security strategy

Crisis and disaster management

      1. Crisis and disaster management

Last revised: 21 Apr 2023

Crisis and disaster management

It is important to have a plan as to how you would keep your business running should something go wrong (e.g. a natural disaster, cyber-attack or power failure). The RACGP has several documents available to assist general practices with information security in response to emergency planning, including the Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT).

The ERPT is designed to help general practices better prepare for, respond to and recover from the impacts of emergencies and pandemics. The ERPT guides you through a series of planning templates, where critical information about your practice can be entered and saved. This information will be used to create an emergency response plan that is individually tailored to your general practice.

Customised emergency response plans can be accessed on any computer or mobile device that is connected to the internet using your specific username and password. You can and should also print a hard copy resource for future reference, which should be stored offsite.