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Welcome to my first report for 2021! I hope you’ve found some time for relaxation over the break, despite the ongoing stressors of renewed pandemic lockdowns and border closures.
The COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly, and the holidays were a particularly difficult time for our Northern Beaches colleagues. It’s been heartening to see such a wonderful community response supporting the call for testing and social distancing. I’m relieved to see that the sacrifices they made have had such a huge effect on containment.
We should all stay updated with developments on a daily basis. You can do this easily by consulting the NSW Health COVID-19 updates page. Information and support specific to GPs is available via our RACGP COVID-19 webpage, which includes resources tailored to each state and territory; GPs in training; members in rural, regional and remote areas; culturally and linguistically diverse communities; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
Though the numbers remain relatively low compared to the global situation, we must continue to follow COVID-19 infection-control practices and NSW Health advice on social distancing, contact tracing, and using telehealth whenever we can to stay on track with a total suppression target.
Contact tracing is still one of our most powerful tools. I strongly encourage you to install and use the Service NSW COVID Safe Business app to register all patients, staff and visitors entering your practice.
The next step and challenge will be the vaccine rollout – both to cover you as health workers and then for all our communities. The RACGP is working closely with Federal and state authorities during the planning phase, and we promise to update you regularly!
Despite COVID-19, RACGP NSW&ACT continues to provide members with all the usual services, and a number of upcoming initiatives may interest you. A particular interest of mine is social prescribing, and some great developments will come over the next couple of months – watch this space. We’ll also continue to provide wellbeing support and resources – look out for our conference scheduled for April.
Thanks again for the amazing work you all do to support your communities. Please stay safe and look after your physical and emotional health.
Here’s to working well throughout 2021. Let’s hope it is relatively ‘uninteresting’!
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The new year unfortunately started with new cases of COVID-19, renewed lockdowns and border closures. We’ll continue our efforts to keep you up to date with the most recent information on the constantly changing situation.
You can access COVID-19 resources, including:
The National Health and Medical Research Council has released the revised Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol. These guidelines reflect the most recent and best available evidence on the health effects of alcohol consumption.
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Under changes to NSW tenancy laws, a wider group of professionals are now able to support a tenant to escape domestic violence by making a declaration, including registered health practitioners (general or specialist registration), certain social workers and counsellors, and other professionals.
Review the details and application form for an adult and a child.
RACGP Plus is the new home for member benefits and rewards. RACGP Plus supports you and maximises the value of your RACGP membership, as well as offering discounts on automotive, travel, electronics, shopping and health and fitness. You can also access benefits and offers to help you while you work, including general practice services, equipment and supplies.
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The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Treatment Skills training enhances your ability to talk about AOD use with your patients, assess their readiness for change and determine an appropriate treatment plan.
You’ll be rewarded with a $1200 grant payment upon completion. To check your eligibility and apply, visit the AOD GP Program website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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