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COVID Update Briefs – 18 September

These are some  updates to the vaccination program that we have found over the  weeks.  If you need more information please contact the AGPA Secretariat.

Eligibility Checker and Vaccine Clinic Finder updates:  the Eligibility checker is to become a single page on the front of the Vaccine Clinic Finder.  In future this will be referred to as the ‘Vaccine Clinic Finder’. This release is planned for Sunday 19 September 2021. Included in this release:

  •  12-18 year-olds will be presented with the option of Moderna or Pfizer and shown all clinics administering whichever vaccine they choose
  •  Patients under 12  will […]

PCIG Response: Use of Medical Students in COVID Vaccine Delivery

Over the last few weeks Dr Maria Boulton has asked a number of questions at the PCIG and directly to the task force. Some of these have now been answered.

A question and response are below:

How can a general practice employ health students to participate in COVID vaccine delivery when it’s not part of their formal clinical placement in similar ways that the jurisdictions are doing it? Response:

We broadly support the engagement of students in primary care settings to assist with the COVID-19 response. There are a number of regulatory and employment arrangements, addition to whether such work […]

PCIG Responses : Who can Provide Vaccination under MBS?

Over the last few weeks Dr Maria Boulton has asked a number of questions at the PCIG and directly to the task force. Some of these have now been answered.

A question and response are below:

Who can provide vaccination services under MBS? Response:

Activities associated with the claiming of the COVID-19 MBS vaccine suitability assessment items may also be undertaken by a suitably qualified health professional who is working within their scope of practice.

Where a vaccination-related service is to be provided on behalf of a medical practitioner by a suitably qualified health professional, the medical practitioner must first […]

PCIG Responses – No Faults Compensation Scheme (Indemnity Program)

Over the last few weeks Dr Maria Boulton has asked a number of questions at the PCIG and directly to the task force. Some of these have now been answered.

A question and response are below:

Indemnity-related question ( No faults compensation scheme). Response:

On 28 August 2021, the Australian Government announced details of the no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme, following extensive consultation with the peak medical, healthcare, business, and insurance sectors to ensure a comprehensive national Scheme.

The Scheme will provide people with quicker access to compensation where they have suffered an adverse event related to a Therapeutic […]

AGPA Webinar: Innovative Income Streams for GP

 

Webinar Tuesday 12 October 2021, 8:00pm AEDT

7:00 pm Queensland, 7:30 pm SA, 5:00 pm WA

AGPA Webinar
Innovative Income Streams for GP Speakers:
Dr Maria Boulton, Dr Bernard Shiu, Dr Jared Dart

General Practices are usually small businesses which need to be sustainable if they are going to continue to provide the foundation for primary health care in Australia.
General Practice incomes have been under pressure for many years with […]

COVID Update Briefs

These are some  updates to the vaccination program that we have found over the last week.  If you need more information please contact the AGPA Secretariat.

  • On 19 August 2021, the TGA approved a name change for the  COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca to VAXZEVRIA.
    The name is now consistent with that used overseas, including in the European Union and Canada.
    This is expected to clarify that the vaccine produced by CSL and Seqirus in Melbourne is the same as that produced internationally, and will help facilitate international recognition for Australians who have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • […]

PCIG Notes 25 August 2021

Department of Health – Primary Health Care COVID-19 Response Teleconference 25 August  2021 – Meeting notes from Dr Maria Boulton

The Primary Care Implementation Group (PCIG) is an online meeting that includes most primary healthcare peak bodies. It is convened weekly by the Department of Health as part of the COVID-19 response. Dr Maria Boulton attends on behalf of the AGPA.

PCIG Notes 1 September

Department of Health – Primary Health Care COVID-19 Response Teleconference 1 September 2021 – Meeting notes from Dr Maria Boulton

The Primary Care Implementation Group (PCIG) is an online meeting that includes most primary healthcare peak bodies. It is convened weekly by the Department of Health as part of the COVID-19 response. Dr Maria Boulton attends on behalf of the AGPA.