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Jan

07

2022

Managing general practice staff exposure to COVID-19

The rapid transmission of the COVID-19 Omicron variant is affecting many businesses due to illness or isolation requirements. Learn about staff exposure to COVID and returning to work.

Jan

07

2022

Under 12s to access protection against the worst of COVID from Monday 10 January

Children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible to receive a new, lower-dose formulation of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Monday 10 January 2022.

Jan

06

2022

COVID-19 update webinar

RACGP NSW is holding a COVID-19 update webinar for GPs on Monday 10 Jan 2022 at 7 pm. Hear from NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant.

Jan

06

2022

Rapid antigen tests

Up to 10 rapid antigen tests will be made available free through pharmacies for concession card holders.

Jan

06

2022

Offering telehealth options to patients

Telehealth services for patients are the preferred option for GPs who cannot attend their workplace or when a practice is closed due to COVID impacts.

Jan

04

2022

COVID-19 booster interval reduced

Millions of Australians are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster jab after the Australian Government reduced the interval between doses.

Dec

31

2021

National Cabinet changes definition of close contact and testing and isolation requirements

Effective from 31 December 2021, COVID-19 close contacts are now defined as household or household-like contacts of a confirmed case.

Dec

31

2021

NSW Chief Health Officer notifies of changes to low-risk COVID-19 criteria

The maximum age for low-risk COVID-19 cases to self-care at home has been amended to those under 65 years.

Dec

31

2021

GP management of COVID-19 – new HealthPathways to support patient care

New HealthPathways available to support Mid and North Coast GPs managing patients with COVID-19.

Dec

31

2021

RACF outbreak or exposure?

Significant changes to outbreak management were made in the RACF sector from 23 December 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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