Information for primary care
This webpage provides links to key information about COVID-19, influenza, and other diseases that may be useful to the primary care context.
For the latest advice, primary healthcare providers should refer to the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care website. For advice on what is happening in Queensland, please email COVID19_PC@health.qld.gov.au.
Useful COVID-19 resources
- HealthPathways Sites
- The Queensland health Asset Library
- The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
- RACGP – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for GPs
- Caring for patients with COVID-19 (Brisbane South Primary Health Network)
- Fever, testing and respiratory clinics in Queensland
- COVID-19 Resources – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
These resources include guidance on setting up and conducting telehealth consultations, infection control principles, information for patients, clinical care of patients with COVID-19, and supports for GPs providing care for ongoing health issues and advocacy resources.
HealthPathways is password protected as it is written as clinical guidance for clinicians, not consumers.
A single access statewide site is available. The generic login and password is available by emailing a request to your local HealthPathways team. A region-specific login and password can also be obtained from the local HealthPathways team, your region’s GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) or Primary Health Network. HealthPathways is a web-based application, so the password can be saved in your browser history.
A statewide adult service (based at Metro North Hospital and Health Service) is available for those aged 16 years and over requiring consideration for hospital-based COVID-19 vaccination for those with significant allergies, anaphylaxis or side effects. For more information on allergic conditions that require a referral visit Queensland Adult Specialised Immunisation Service (QASIS).
Similarly, children up to the age of 16 can be referred to the Queensland Specialist Immunisation Service.
- Adverse event following COVID-19 vaccination reporting
- A collection of communication tools for General Practice-Led Respiratory Clinics (GPRC) and General Practices administering COVID-19 vaccinations can be found on the Australian Government website.
- Information for your patients about the vaccines including translated and Easy Read resources can be found on the Queensland Government website and the Australian Government website.
- Additional patient resources can be downloaded and printed from Queensland Health’s asset library.
- Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
- Queensland Health - COVID-19 website for primary care
- National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)
- Advice for vaccine providers – Australian Department of Health
Visit the Queensland Health Influenza webpage for more information.
Other clinical guidelines
Queensland Health has a range of clinical guidelines and resources that may be of use to primary care, as well as programs and databases that support access to patient information.
There are more than 1,000 HealthPathways to assist with the management and referral of conditions presenting to general practice. Each region will be at a different stage of localisation of these resources.
A single access statewide site is available. The generic login and password is available by emailing a request to your local HealthPathways team. A region-specific login and password can also be obtained from the local HealthPathways team, your region’s GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) or Primary Health Network.
Queensland General Practice Liaison Network
Visit the Queensland General Practice Liaison website for more information.