Many practices are already undertaking emergency management and preparedness as part of the accreditation process for RACGP. During a disaster the primary role of the general practitioner is to provide continuity of care for patients within their usual general practice. If the general practice is operating, prioritise this care over assisting at an evacuation or recovery centre.
General practitioners and practice teams play a critical role in responding to disasters. General practices that are prepared are more likely to:
- respond safely and efficiently.
- provide effective continuity of care for patients.
- reduce the overall impact on the practice and practice staff.
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