Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health alert: Visit the Department of Health website for the latest information.
Victorian and Tasmanian PHNs are working on local responses, visit the PHN websites for more information.
Advice on infection prevention and control is available free to GPs, community pharmacists, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and nurse practitioner owned or led primary care practices to help them continue to keep their staff and patients safe during COVID-19.
Murray PHN is leading the Victorian Department of Health’s COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPC) pilot, in collaboration with the other five Victorian PHNs.
The service is being delivered by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), supported by subject matter experts:
The service aims to:
Some examples of services provided:
Helpline team members will answer questions from callers and include those answers in the FAQ. Over time, as more people call the helpline, the list of FAQs will grow. To access the FAQ click here.
Murray PHN has collaborated with the National Asthma Council to provide the following educational clip which promotes the latest guidelines in relation to infection prevention when spirometry testing. Spirometry testing is not advised if there are community cases and during times of peak COVID risk. Please refer to nationalasthma.org.au for the latest advice.
Murray PHN worked with the First Nations’ owned production company, Little Rocket, to create a new video that focuses on information and support specifically for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) to help keep their workforces safe. It outlines everyday actions that staff can take for reception areas, home visits and car travel.
For a range of recorded educational webinars and a comprehensive toolbox series click here.
Topics include protocols for administration staff in general practice and pharmacy, alternatives to staff tea rooms, cleaning tips and personal safety checks and measures for staff and patients.
As part of this series, a car cleaning protocol as also been developed. Click here to download.
Videos for all staff
Videos for clinical staff
This webinar was held on Thursday, 22 July 2021.
This webinar was held on Wednesday, 28 July 2021.
This webinar was held on Thursday, 26 August 2021.
This webinar was held on Thursday, 23 September 2021.
This webinar was held on Thursday, 28 October 2021.
This webinar was held on Wednesday, 8 December 2021.
Infection prevention and control standards for general practices and other office-based and community-based practices – RACGP
HealthPathways aims to guide best-practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients, with guidance on what information is needed. It also includes helpful information and advice on other clinical areas of concern such as infection prevention and control. It’s free for health professionals to use. Contact your local HealthPathways team for more information.
HealthPathways Western Victoria
South Eastern Melbourne Pathways
Infection Prevention and Control Project Coordinator
Ph: 03 4408 5602
Coordination Regional Services (Bass Coast/South Gippsland)
Ph: 03 5175 5444
South Eastern Melbourne PHN
Manager – Provider Support
Ph: 1300 331 981
Eastern Melbourne PHN
Lead – Sector Capacity and Workforce
Ph: 03 9046 0300
Western Victoria PHN
Senior Manager Wimmera Grampians
Ph: 03 4310 5105
North Western Melbourne PHN
Project Manager, Vaccine Preventable Conditions
Ph: 03 9347 1188