Feeling the bite of COVID-19: NCGPT Events Impacted

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As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19, presenters are beginning to review their ability to travel and support educational events in our region.

Decisions to cancel events are never taken lightly. While at present there is no recommendation to cancel public events, NCGPT respects that difficult decisions need to be made by presenters who need to re-prioritise their participation as a result of the emerging demands of responding to COVID-19. This, coupled with the pressures on practices at present, has resulted in the reluctant cancellation a number of events today.

A series of 8 workshops for practice administration staff has been cancelled. Months of preparation had gone into planning these events, with NCGPT, NCPHN, NSW Rural Doctors Network and Avant Mutual all contributing to what promised to be an engaging agenda. Refunds have been issued to all who have registered for the event. NCGPT is working closely with these partners to ensure the learning needs of practice managers and administrators are met and hope to have some news soon.

The immunization update scheduled for Kempsey on the 17th March has also been cancelled as a result of the extreme demands experienced by the North Coast Public Health Unit at present. NCGPT understands that Kempsey clinicians require an annual immunization update, and we will be working closely with the Public Health Unit to ensure that they have access to the education they need.

In anticipation of further disruption related to COVID-19 in the coming months, NCGPT will be introducing video capability where possible and appropriate in the April-June quarter. This will ensure that education sessions offered under the Healthy North Coast Workforce program remain accessible to local clinicians.

Health Care Practice Owners & Managers Training

25 March 2020
Ramada Hotel - Ballina
Cancelled

Health Care Practice Reception & Administration Training

26 March 2020
Mantra on Salt Beach - Kingscliff
Cancelled

Health Care Practice Reception & Administration Training

25 March 2020
Ramada Hotel - Ballina
Cancelled

Health Care Practice Owners & Managers Training

26 March 2020
Mantra on Salt Beach - Kingscliff
Cancelled