This is a More Involved QI – includes free access to Medicoach
COVID-19 has meant major adjustments to routine activities in general practice. This activity focuses on the ability to increase patient and staff safety by implementing COVID-19 infection control and social distancing guidelines.
With the community transmission on the rise in Victoria and Sydney, improvement ideas could focus on preparing your practice for future outbreaks or a second wave, should this unfortunately emerge on the North Coast. See below for examples from North Coast general practices:
Thanks to the teams at AB Surgery and Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic for your effort and for generously sharing with colleagues!
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Increase staff and patient safety by implementing COVID-19 social distancing and infection control guidelines.
Number of staff completing the Commonwealth COVID-19 infection control training.
Implementation and review of physical alterations to accommodate social distancing guidelines.
Regular safety audits against the RACGP checklist Keeping your Practice COVID Safe demonstrate that practice safety is maintained
North Coast PHN has contracted Kim Poyner of Medicoach to provide you with short term assistance on this improvement. Consultations with Kim are specific and unique to your practice and come with practical tools and advice. To access Kim please contact your Primary Health Coordinator or use this form
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.