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The Omicron pivot

The Northern Region Health Coordination Centre team will provide high-level information on how to support your practice, patients, and customers through the outbreak.


  • COVID-19 data, current modelling and what 2022 might look like - Gary Jackson.
  • How Omicron is different: Clinical discussion including symptoms, infectivity, severity etc, the difference from delta e.g. chest symptoms -  Tim Cutfield.
  • NSW experience: Systems, issues they have experienced, coal-face GP experience - Louise Delaney/GP (NSW) and Walid Jammal/GP (Western Sydney)
  • Omicron Self-service Model -Pauline Horrill.
  • Primary care case management: How to manage the patient journey including likely changes with time, re-testing, and bubble management - Christine McIntosh.
  • Vaccinations: The immunisation of 5 to 11-year-olds, booster doses, what’s next for vaccinations (e.g. Pfizer working on another vaccine) - Nikki Turner.
  • Pharmacy response: Daniel Tsai, Programme Manager – Community Pharmacy, NRHCC.
  • Health care worker: contact and case management - Doone Winnard.
  • Workplace resilience: how to prepare your practice for screening, streaming and triaging, COVID and BAU, workplace exposure, RAT tests -  Daniel Calder.