Pre-infection COVID-19 treatment plan – GP template

This template will help GPs develop COVID-19 treatment plans for at-risk patients, enabling them to quickly access the best available treatment if infected. It was produced by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network’s GP Adviser Dr Jeannie Knapp. Use the following links to download in various formats: .rtf .docx .pdf More information on COVID-19 treatment … Continued

COVID-19 oral antivirals in general practice (webinar 20 June 2022)

With the COVID-19 antivirals Paxlovid and Lagevrio now listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), GPs play a pivotal role in managing patients with COVID-19 infections. However, there are significant challenges in prescribing these medications. Our expert panel included a respiratory specialist, a GP and a community pharmacist. They provided the latest evidence, hands-on experience … Continued

Identify and recall patients at risk of COVID-19 (webinar 5 May 2022)

This session focused on easy to implement methods for effectively identifying and recalling patients at risk of COVID-19 needing booster vaccination.

COVID-19 and flu (webinar 12 April 2022)

Infectious diseases physician Dr Michael Birrell (Western Public Health Unit, Western Health) covered: winter boosters for vulnerable patient groups COVID-19 and flu vaccine timing clinical considerations for people who have had COVID potential questions from patients about COVID-19 and flu co-infection and vaccination.

COVID Monitor GP user guide

COVID Monitor is a secure, online portal that allows you to view all of the patients enrolled in the model from your practice in one, clear dashboard.

National Immunisation Program update 2022 (webinar held 22 March 2022)

This session was facilitated by Dr Peter Eizenberg. It clarified co-administration of COVID-19, influenza and other NIP vaccinations. We also addressed respiratory syncytial virus disease and prevention.

COVID-19 and influenza vaccination: Q&A for aged care (9 March 2022)

Christine Ferlazzo (project manager of the vaccine preventable conditions unit at North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network) hosted this Q&A session with Dr Wendy Bamberg (an epidemiologist and public health doctor with the Western Public Health Unit).

Managing COVID 19 in the community – hear from the experts in the NWMPHN region (webinar 23 November 2021)

Want to know more about how to manage COVID-19 patients in the community? Join this webinar, presented by two GPs in the NWMPHN region who will share their experiences and management of common presentations by COVID-19 positive patients.

Management of myocarditis and pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (28 September 2021 webinar)

This session provided GPs with guidance on the identification and management of myocarditis and pericarditis following mRNA vaccination.

Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (30 June 2021 webinar for GPs)

This webinar was hosted on 30 June 2021 by HealthPathways Melbourne, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network and Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network. It provides clinicians with practical advice on the primary care management of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS), the rare and increasingly treatable side effect associated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.