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Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT)

Country SA PHN has previously funded general practice within our region to access and use the Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT), an up-to-date plan which best positions general practice to appropriately prepare for, respond to, and recover from, the impacts of emergencies in the community.

To ensure ongoing commitment to general practice, Country SA PHN is pleased to announce a further funding of ERPT until June 2023.  

The ERPT is managed by Healthpoint ANZ and was developed in collaboration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).  

How does it work?

The critical information entered into the ERPT is used to create an emergency response plan which is individually tailored to your practice, providing a roadmap to recovering from emergencies.

Maintaining an up-to-date emergency plan helps ensure the safety of your staff, the smooth recovery of your practice and reduces the risk of financial loss.

To ensure business continuity, the ERPT provides suggested contingency measures for staff so that, in the event of an emergency, they will know how to respond to:

  • a pandemic
  • loss of power supply to the practice
  • disruption to water and gas supplies
  • disruption to telecommunications systems
  • loss of IT systems or data
  • loss of business records
  • complete or partial loss of practice premises
  • loss of medical supplies, equipment, and furniture
  • loss or non–availability of key staff
  • COVID-19 safety plan

Additions and edits to existing modules:

  • Key contact information
  • Complete or partial loss of practice premises
  • Pandemic (as part of this the RACGP recommended vaccines for GP staff members are included)
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan

New modules offered:

  • Mental health support services
  • Patient aggression and violence

For further information please contact support@countrysaphn.com.au

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