Increase GP preparedness for COVID-19 outbreak in RACF

This is a Less Involved QI – includes PIP QI measures

COVID-19 outbreaks in residential aged care facilities in Sydney and Victoria have demonstrated the critical role for general practice in mitigating the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak.

This quality improvement activity uses the COVID-19 Residential Aged Care Facility Outbreak GP Framework to assist GPs prepare for, respond to and provide medical coverage during a COVID-19 outbreak in residential aged care.

Goal

GPs are aware of the COVID-19 Residential Aged Care Facility Outbreak GP Framework and related responses.

Measure

GPs with patients in RACF undertake 100% of readings (see readings in starting points below).

Starting point
Possible improvement ideas
  • Participate in a scenario simulation with the RACF (speak with your RACF manager).
  • Use the ‘Statement of Wishes Tool’ to update advance care directives for patients residing in RACF.
  • Present the COVID-19 Residential Aged Care Facility Outbreak GP Framework at relevant GP forums or practice meetings using the PowerPoint presentation.
  • Prepare remote (laptop) access to practice clinical information site to facilitate off-site care in the event of a large outbreak.
  • Identify GPs with patients in RACFs and designate a person to:

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Coordinator Contacts

Our organisation highly values our front-line partners in general practice, allied health, the Local Health Districts, as well as the wider health, mental health, and social service sectors.

The first point of contact for partner organisations and professionals seeking to improve joint health outcomes in the North Coast is the regional Primary Care Coordinators listed below.

Aboriginal health is a key priority for our organisation. We are committed to improving health outcomes and equitable outcomes across our region.

We have a dedicated Aboriginal Health Team to ensure Aboriginal health priorities across the North Coast are led by and identified in consultation with the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector (ACCS), Aboriginal people and communities.

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