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Providing the latest information on COVID-19 for GPs, service providers and our community.
Introduction

Northern Queensland PHN continues to support primary healthcare in our region to respond to the current COVID-19 health situation by providing services, information and resources to help practitioners support their patients.

This page contains information on the assessment and management of COVID-19, vaccinations, GP respiratory clinics, primary healthcare workforce, and clinical/patient resources.

For more information, use the COVID-19 links on the right-hand column of this page.

HealthPathways

HealthPathways contains the most up to date information on support for COVID-19 patients.

Your local COVID-19 Case Management HealthPathway is available for clinicians to provide clinical guidance on the assessment, triage and management of COVID-19 positive people in the community.

HealthPathways have been developed for COVID-19 for the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) region:

The COVID-19 HealthPathway is regarded as the key source of truth for clinicians relating to COVID-19. If you are a clinician and don’t have access to HealthPathways, please contact the HealthPathways coordinator in your area:

Latest information from NQPHN

 

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Upcoming GP state webinar

Hosted by the Queensland PHNs

Register now for the upcoming webinar Thursday, 26 May 2022 at 6:30pm

Topic: Queensland's CALD COVID response: Let's get it right in practice

Facilitator: Dr Jon Harper, GP Liaison Officer, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN.

Panellists

  • Dr Rachel Claydon (GP)
  • Meryl Jones (Refugee Health Nurse)
  • Grace Edward (Community Representative)

GPs and general practice staff are invited to join us for a facilitated hypothetical, exploring the challenges that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, including refugees and migrant workers, are facing during the pandemic. With support from the Refugee Health Network Queensland and Queensland Health, we'll follow the COVID journey of two patients from both urban and regional areas. The hypothetical will address:

  • The challenges that face CALD individuals and communities when accessing healthcare, such as language barriers, cultural differences, transport and travel, or health literacy 
  • How to record immunisation status and claim vaccination payment for non-Medicare card holders 
  • Tools and resources that GPs, nurses and practice managers can use when treating patients who require translation and interpretation services 
  • Lived experience input from CALD community members to help practices engage more effectively with a broader group of patients 
  • The unique needs of CALD patients in urban and regional/remote communities. 

There will also be an opportunity to submit questions in advance. 

Please email your questions to communications@ourphn.org.au for discussion on the night (time permitting). 

22 May 2022

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