The information on this page is the latest information and resources for General Practices.

Healthdirect Hotline: 1800 022 222

Public Health Unit: 1300 066 055 

If you require clinical advice on matters relating to Communicable Diseases or other Public Health issues outside of normal hours, please contact your nearest Public Health Unit.

Bathurst: 0428 400 526

Dubbo: 0428 400 526

Broken Hill: 0419 917 426

 

Updated NSW COVID-19 rules and restrictions

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Response and escalation framework

PPE Request Form

COVID-19 Health Pathways Western NSW

 

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Caring for people with COVID-19 – Clinical Flowcharts

Flowcharts incorporating living guideline recommendations and guidance issued or endorsed by National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce members

Clinical Flowcharts

Telehealth Services and E-Prescriptions

TELEHEALTH HUB

Telehealth Guidance for Practitioners

RACGP - TELEHEALTH VIDEO CONSULTATIONS GUIDE

RACGP - TELEHEALTH FACTSHEETS AND TEMPLATES

BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES OF USING TELEHEALTH IN YOUR PRACTICE

DELIVERING EXERCISE SERVICES ONLINE

Train IT Medical Training - Telehealth Webinars

E-Prescription Information

Community pharmacists in NSW can now dispense a prescription for most medicines using an image of the prescription received by email or fax, rather than requiring a paper prescription.

This temporary measure will better support patients, prescribers and pharmacists during the COVID-19 response, and allow better integration of the prescription and supply of medicines with the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 response telehealth reforms.

NSW HEALTH IMAGE-BASED PRESCRIPTIONS FOR MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS INFORMATION

NSW HEALTH PRESCRIBING ADVICE FOR HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Respiratory Clinic Referrals

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Respiratory Clinics                                                                              May 2020 Word PDF BP Respiraory Clinic COVID-19 Referall form MD Respiratory Clinic COVID-19 referall

HotDoc COVID-19 Vaccine Hub for Practices

WNSW PHN Respiratory Clinics FAQ's

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

AHMRC Pandemic Toolkit

The ACCHS Pandemic Response Toolkit may be a useful resource for Member Services in planning for and responding to pandemics.

Access the AHMRC Pandemic Toolkit

Advanced Care & NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans

Advanced Care Plans - Advanced Care Planning Australia

NSW Ambulance Authorised Care

In response to the current demand on services regarding COVID-19, NSW Ambulance Models of Care Unit is changing the processing, endorsement and return of Authorised Care Plans.

Plans can be submitted via ambulance-authorisedcareplans@health.nsw.gov.au
Plan information can be accessed here
Letter of Notice - Change of Process from NSW Ambulance

COVID-19 Dementia Help Sheets

Dementia Australia has released four Help Sheets outlining tips for people living with dementia, carers, families and friends of people living with dementia, residential care providers and home care providers.

Access the Dementia Australia Help Sheets Here

Returning To Work Post-Isolation

A joint statement from the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) and Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) with the revised Australian criteria for the release from isolation for people who have recovered from COVID-19.

Criteria for the Release of Persons Recovered from COVID-19

COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Support


The COVID-19 outbreak may generate a range of impacts on the community and individual mental health and wellbeing.

To support the community during this period the Life in Mind team at Everymind has worked with the suicide prevention and mental health sectors, and in collaboration with the National Mental Health Commission to provide a comprehensive list of resources to support those affected.

Access the Life In Mind COVId-19 Mental Health Support Resources

HEAD TO HEALTH COVD-19 MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Free Mental Health Resources

Black Dog Institute Online mental health case discussion and peer support group for GPs

CHILD PROTECTION RISK ISSUES AND PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS 

PARTNERING WITH WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPERIENCING VIOLENCE

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Note: WNSW PHN is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and update and develop our pathways and links accordingly.

If you identify any errors or inconsistencies or are aware of any new or emerging critical changes that are relevant, please email the Media & Communications Coordinator.