Kia ora koutou
Please can you thank all of general practice on behalf on the DHB for the hard work they have been doing on the front line in these extremely challenging times. It is recognised there are many virtual COVID consultations taking place in general practice related to COVID results and assessment of unwell patients.
Virtual COVID Funding
It is also recognised as above there are many other virtual COVID consultations taking place in general practice related to the assessments of unwell patients.
Waikato DHB intends to fund this virtual work through POAC from today, however we need to work with regional DHB colleagues to ensure consistency of approach. We also need to agree the price for the virtual consultations.
Phil and Regan will be progressing this work as soon as possible after the Easter break but please can you let GPs know this is our intention as soon as possible
Clinical Director Strategy, Funding and Primary Care