In the Loop
- On May 6, 2020
- May / June 2020
In the Loop
The words ‘Workplace Relations Team’ and ‘Update’ have become regular features of our email communications to members. As the pandemic has progressed, we have been providing frequent and timely communication to keep you abreast of the latest developments.
IT’S NORMAL to approach an article with ‘what’s changed’? But when it comes to COVID-19 and the impact on medical professionals, it’s simpler to say, ‘what hasn’t changed?’
In the last two months, members will have received dozens of emails from the Workplace Relations Team on topics such as telehealth billing, regulatory concerns, the VMO Determination, pandemic leave, professional support payments for regional VMOs, support for GP registrars, remuneration, private practice resources, private hospital arrangements, TMF cover, and much, much more.
We are communicating with the Ministry of Health on almost a daily basis to get answers to your concerns.
And the concerns are many. Our team of advisors have handled 818 enquiries from members in March and April, and we are continuing to work as fast as we can to give you the information you need.
In addition to member alerts via email, and answering individual requests to our team, we have produced a number of resources to help guide you through this crisis.
- COVID-19 for Private Practice Employers
- COVID-19 Consultation and Redundancy for Private Practice Employers
- COVID-19 Telehealth FAQ
- Financial Support for Practices during COVID-19
This information is available on our website along with links to several other helpful resources.
If you require any advice or assistance, please contact our team via email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can call through our switch between 9-5 Monday to Friday on (02) 9439 8822 or 1800 813 423 from outside Sydney.