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Information for GPs

Latest COVID-19 advice for general practice including information on testing criteria, financial support and personal protective equipment.

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Testing criteria

COVID-19 testing in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region is available at a clinics in a number of locations.

These clinics are for people who have:

  • Fever (of 37.5 degrees or above) or history of fever (e.g. night sweats, chills)
  • Acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat)
  • A loss of smell or loss of taste

You will need to self-isolate if a test is taken.

Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include: fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.

Information for children requiring testing

Children presenting to any of our fever clinics can have a swab taken for COVID-19 testing.

If your child is sick and needs healthcare or requires treatment, please take them to The Prince Charles Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Caboolture Hospital or Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Visit the COVID-19 assessment and management HealthPathway

This pathway has been endorsed by State Health Emergency Coordination Centre to guide primary care management of COVID‑19 in the state.

CDNA national guidelines

View the latest Coronavirus Disease 2019 CDNA national guidelines for Public Health Units.

List of suppliers for PPE

While the PHN has made every effort to determine the legitimacy of these companies, we cannot guarantee their level of service. This information is being provided to support practices, but it is not an endorsement of the companies listed.

Flowchart for GP assessment and management of COVID-19

The flowchart for GP assessment and management of COVID-19 has been updated by the Queensland HealthPathway Community and GP Liaison Network.

COVID-19 checklist

Brisbane North PHN have developed a primary healthcare service COVID-19 checklist. The checklist is designed as a support tool for COVID-19 practice readiness for general practices in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

healthdirect Video Call

The healthdirect Video Call service is available to general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in Australia until 31 March 2021 under a special funding arrangement from the Australian Department of Health.

This funding provision enables telehealth as a whole-of-population model of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Financial support measures for general practice

There is a variety of support measures in place for general practices affected by the impact of COVID-19. These include support measures recently announced by the Australian Government, the Queensland Government, tax relief initiatives via the Australian Taxation Office and support packages from Australian banks.

Download the financial support measures

Virtual emergency department hotline

The Virtual ED service has been developed by Metro North HHS to provide GPs from the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region access to emergency medicine specialist advice over the phone (or via video conference).

Available Monday to Friday, 8.00 am - 5.30 pm. To connect with the service call 1300 847 833.

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Health professionals disability advisory service

The COVID-19 Health Professionals Disability Advisory Service provides specialised advice for health professionals delivering care in primary or acute care settings. During COVID-19, some people with disability may become very anxious and may require adjustments to their healthcare to ensure they receive COVID-19 testing and/ or treatment with minimum distress.

Healthcare professionals can call the service from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm Monday to Friday on 1800 131 330.

Latest COVID-19 news

Brisbane North PHN will continue to provide the latest information on COVID-19. For further information, please contact your Primary Care Liaison Officer on 07 3630 7300 or email covid19@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

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