We are living through extraordinary times. In a year that saw country Victorians face devastating bush-fires and the long-term effects of drought, we are now coping with the effects of COVID19. This has placed extra pressure on health care in country Victoria.

How can we help? RWAV would like to provide more support where needed to rural and remote health services. You are the best placed to understand the health care needs of your own communities. The RWAV Board would like to hear from you about what your health workforce needs are now.

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* 1. Has your business model adapted to the changes to primary care brought about by the COVID-19 response?

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* 2. Have the changes around COVID-19 made your business less viable?

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* 3. Has your practice experienced a downturn in patient presentations and consultations in the last 2 months?

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* 4. What proportion of your consultations are delivered by telehealth?

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* 5. Do you envisage any longer-term changes to your business as a result of COVID-19 pandemic? If yes, please elaborate in the text box below.

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* 6. In your view, what additional support does primary care require during the pandemic response?

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* 7. Are you thinking about increasing or decreasing the workforce at your practice?

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* 8. What kind of support are you looking for from RWAV at the moment?

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Additional permanent workforce
GP locum support 
Grants for professional development
Outreach services

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* 9. Are you a:

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* 10. Would you like to talk to someone at RWAV about the issues you have raised? Please leave your name and email or phone number below and we will get back to you.

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