ACNP President, Leanne Boase, has been representing the College at these weekly meetings advocating for you, your needs and those of your patients and clients. If you have a Covid-19 issue you would like raised pleasse email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links from the 18 November Meeting
APNA PulseCheck National Report - August 2020
APNA Pulse Check National Report - June 2020
APNA Pulse Check National Report - April May 2020
Interim guidance - (25 March 2020) World Health Operational Guidance for maintaining essential services health services during an outbreak
Resources - 21/10/2020
Encouraging all Australians to be medicinewise during COVID-19.
The emergence of COVID-19 has meant being medicinewise is more important than ever and recognising this we have collated resources in our medicinewise hub which we are encouraging our members to share with their networks.
We thank you for your support to help all Australians be medicinewise. If you have any questions or if you require any further information, please contact me on the below details.
Level 7 / 418a Elizabeth St
Independent, not-for-profit and evidence based, NPS MedicineWise enables better decisions about medicines, medical tests and other health technologies.
COVID-19 information hub
Visit the NPS MedicineWise COVID-19 information hub to keep up to date with the latest evidence and emerging information about medicines and medical tests, including FAQs, consumer information and evidence summaries.
A helpful resource ‘Language Guide’ that all can use to provide comfort for individuals and families during the COVID 19 response.
Find translations in over 60 languages at https://www.sbs.com.au/language/coronavirus?cid=infocus
ASHM has a list of resources on thier site at https://www.ashm.org.au/covid-19/ including print, multilingual, Federal and State governments and more.
You can access addtional MBS information from Synapse Medical. COVID-19 specific resources can be found at https://synapsemedical.com.au/news/category/covid-mbs-billing-faqs/.
The ACNP Member resources has a Member Fact Sheet and draft lettres and processes to help you follow up your refusal of referrals.
read the Positin Statement from the Royal College of pathologists of Australia relating to COVID19 IgG/IgM RAPID POCT TESTS
AMA guidelines - COVID-19 transmission and PPE (03/04/2020)
The office of the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner is available to support health practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have attached a recent statement from the Ombudsman and Commissioner which details how our office may be able to assist during this challenging time and I would be grateful if you shared this information with your members. The statement is also available on our website: www.nhpopc.gov.au/covid-19.