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Emergency Response Planning Tool

Australia overall experiences a range of emergency events like 'natural disasters' including bushfires, floods, severe storms, earthquakes and landslides. These events cause great financial hardship for individuals and communities and can result in loss of life. There are also more localised events such as power outages, loss of systems, loss of premises or even intruders to think about.

It is crucial that general practices can continue providing essential services during emergencies. To do this, it is imperative that they have an up-to-date emergency response plan so that they are prepared, well stocked and ready to respond to any crisis.

Country SA PHN is funding fully subsidised access to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) online emergency response planning tool (ERPT) for GP practices across the state.   The ERPT is the recommended tool to meet the 5th edition of the GP standards for accreditation.

ERPT is available to general practice with support from Healthpoint ANZ to start planning and to complete an emergency response plan. This includes personalised training if required. For more information and registration of your expression of interest in receiving the Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) please email support@countrysaphn.com.au.

If your practice already has the ERPT and your yet to publish or have not progressed in the last few months.   Healthpoint ANZ are here to help!   

Acknowledging that you are busy, but now is a good time to review that plan. Please log-in and check or update your practices ERPT.

If you would like to book a videocall to review please do so here - Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) (office365.com)

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