Emergency Response Planning Tool Pilot

The Victorian State Government, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is funding a pilot program to provide fully subsidised access to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) online emergency response planning tool (ERPT) for rural and regional Victorian general practices in 2019.

The Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) is an online tool which assists general practices in better preparing for, responding to and recovering from the impacts of emergencies and pandemics.

In 2019 the pilot program will focus on rural and regional general practices in recognition of the important services they provide and their heightened exposure to extreme weather events.

Each participating general practice will receive fully subsidised access to the ERPT in 2019 and support from Healthpoint ANZ to start planning and complete an emergency response plan. This includes online webinars, personalised training and access to a help desk.

The pilot will begin in January 2019, but Gippsland PHN are encouraging its practices to register in December 2018 with limited spaces available.

How do I access the ERPT? 

  1. Go to the URL: https://erpt.racgp.org.au/standardlogin
  2. Click on `Register your practice for the ERPT’, in red. Complete the few details.
  3. HealthpointANZ will contact you early in 2019 to arrange training and support

For more information visit https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/primary-and-community-health/primary-care/emergency-response-planning-tool