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Support for general practices

For the latest clinical information relating to COVID-19, see SpotOnHealth HealthPathways.

Support for general practices

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Influenza vaccination

Although there is no vaccine available to prevent COVID-19, it is recommended to be immunised against the respiratory illness influenza. Annual vaccination is the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications and is recommended for all people aged six months and over.


Resources to assist with influenza management

2020 influenza vaccination guidelines
Date of upload: 3 June 2020       Source: Queensland Health

COVID-19 advice for vaccine service providers
Date of upload: 3 June 2020       Source: Queensland Health

2020 influenza immunisation program advice
Date of upload: 3 June 2020      Source: Queensland Health

Order, store and manage vaccines
Date of upload: 3 June 2020       Source: Queensland Health

Influenza vaccine resources
Date of upload: 3 June 2020        Source: National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Influenza immunisation and influenza infection control
Date of upload: 3 June 2020       Source: SpotOnHealth HealthPathways

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Translating and interpreting support 


Translated resources

Queensland Health has developed Queensland-specific translated resources for COVID-19 information in 31 languages.

Refugee Health Network Queensland has also compiled translated resources from a variety of sources.

New resources will be added to these websites as they are developed.


Interpreting services

Working with qualified interpreters is essential to ensuring you are able to communicate effectively with your patients and are protected from professional risk.

Private medical practitioners and pharmacies can access the Free Interpreting Service delivered through TIS National to provide services to anyone in Australia who is eligible for Medicare. More information is available here:

Practice support staff and nurses working with a private medical practitioner registered with TIS National can also access the service using the same client code.

The service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. To access this free service, please complete the client registration form. For more information, contact the TIS National Language Policy Liaison team on tis.lpl@border.gov.au or 1300 575 847.

The RACGP has also released a guide for GPs about telephone consultations with patients requiring an interpreter.

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Resources to support your business

JobKeeper payment
Made to eligible businesses and not-for-profits affected by COVID-19 to support them in retaining employees.

Cash flow support 
For small and medium businesses that employ staff to help with their cash flow so they can keep operating, pay their rent, electricity and other bills and retain staff.

Primary Care Package
Practice Incentive Payment for general practices that open for face-to-face services for a minimum of four hours a day (or for part time practices for an average of 50% of their normal practice opening hours).

Backing business investment 
Supports business investment and economic growth over the short term by accelerating depreciation deductions.

The Business Relief Package 
Support from banking services for businesses.

Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit
Established within The Treasury to engage with businesses on a regular basis and provide updates to the government on crucial issues.

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Resources to support your practice

Social Distancing Poster – 1
Date of upload: 4 November 2020      Source: Brisbane South PHN

Social Distancing Poster – 2
Date of upload: 4 November 2020     Source: Brisbane South PHN

Flowchart – Preparedness for CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date of upload: 4 November 2020     Source: The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce and Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG)

Flowchart – CPR of adults with COVID-19 in health care settings
Date of upload: 4 November 2020     Source: The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce and Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG)

Flowchart – Basic life support for adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date of upload: 4 November 2020     Source: The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce and Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG)

Helping children cope with stress during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Date of upload: 4 November 2020      Source: Emerging Mind Web Hub

Using play to support children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Date of upload: 4 November 2020      Source: Emerging Mind Web Hub

Patient alert poster for practices
Date of upload: 8 June 2020      Source: RACGP

COVID-19 reception entrance poster
Date of upload: 8 June 2020      Source: Brisbane South PHN

Mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug services in Brisbane south region
(PHN-commissioned service provider compendium)

Date of upload: 8 June 2020       Source: Brisbane South PHN

Brisbane South PHN Mental Health Referral Service for GPs
Date of upload: 8 June 2020       Source: Brisbane South PHN

Translated COVID-19 resources
Date of upload: 8 June 2020       Source: Multiple

Free interpreting service for health professionals
Date of upload: 8 June 2020       Source: TIS National

Employee Assistance Program poster
Date of upload: 8 June 2020       Source: Brisbane South PHN

Domestic and Family Violence Toolkit of Resources
Date of upload: 8 June 2020       Source: Queensland Health

Three-Step National Road Map to lift restrictions
Date of upload: 8 June 2020        Source: Queensland Government

Hospital visitors direction
Date of upload: 8 June 2020        Source: Queensland Health

Wellbeing and resilience resources
Date of upload: 8 June 2020        Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Managing Pandemic Influenza in General Practice. A Guide for Preparation, Response and Recovery
Date of upload: 8 June 2020        Source: RACGP

Implementation Guide
Date of upload: 8 June 2020        Source: RACGP

Pandemic Influenza Toolkit
Date of upload: 8 June 2020        Source: RACGP

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