Updates for managing COVID-19

COVID-19 database queries

Updated July 28! COVID-19 Database Queries for searching for eligible patients, and which patients have bookings for one or both vaccinations.

Managing COVID-19 vaccinations in Bp Premier

FAQS from our users raised during the March 22-26 webinars run by Bp Premier trainers.

COVID-19 vaccinations and Bp Premier

Booking COVID-19 Vaccinations

Group patients in the appointment book by user

Group patients in the appointment book by location

View immunisations in My Health Record

COVID-19 vaccine resources

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Covid consent form

The COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form template in Bp Premier is updated with the latest version from the Department of Health where possible every Data Update. Between Data Updates, you can download a more recent .rtf version of the form here. (Right-click and select Save as.) This form has a datestamp in the filename.

You can check that you have the latest form by checking the Last updated date on the Department of Health page for this form. To import the latest possible consent form into Bp Premier:

  1. Download the Word (.docx) version of the consent form from the Department of Health page.
  2. Open the file in Microsoft Word.
  3. In Windows, search for the app 'Wordpad' and open Wordpad.
  4. In Word, press Ctrl+A to select the entire contents of the document.
  5. Press Ctrl+V to copy the entire contents.
  6. In Wordpad, press Ctrl+V to paste the contents of the consent form.
  7. In Wordpad, save the file as a .rtf file with a descriptive name.
  8. You can now import the .rtf file into Bp Premier as a template.

Inform your staff that a new consent form template is available.

Practice resources



COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form (RTF)

The Department of Health have created a COVID-19 Vaccination Consent form that you can use if you wish. Import this as a template into the Word Processor for distribution to patients.

Get COVID-19 Vaccination Ready! BeInTheKnow slide presentation (PDF)

Slides from the Get COVID-19 Vaccination Ready Bp Premier BeInTheKnow webinars run from March 22-26.

Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine roll-out – General practical guidance (PDF)

Guidance for practices participating in phase 1b of the vaccine roll-out, including:

  • the COVID-19 vaccination program
  • vaccine Stock
  • clinical model of care
  • practice registration and training.

COVID-19 vaccine roll-out Phase 1b Expression of interest background information (PDF)

Information for practices wishing to participate in phase 1b of the vaccine roll-out, including:

  • models of care
  • funding
  • training requirements
  • selection criteria for EOIs.

Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine roll-out - General Practice EOI process Frequently asked questions (PDF)

FAQs for practices participating in phase 1b, including:

  • EOI applications
  • eligibility
  • delivery
  • storage and logistics
  • the National Booking System.

Australia's COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy (website)

A high-level overview of the planned phases for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out strategy.

MBS COVID-19 Vaccine Suitability Assessment Service (website)

Information about MBS items that can be used when assessing a patient's suitability for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Priority groups for COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Phase 1b (PPT)

Detailed information on the priority groups that have been included in phase 1b.

ATAGI immunisation provider guide to obtaining informed consent for COVID-19 vaccine (PDF)

Outlines consent requirements for administering COVID-19 vaccines, including frequently asked questions.


Patient resources



Vaccine eligibility checker

Patients can use the eligibility checker to find out which phase of the roll-out they will be eligible for vaccination in.

When will I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Patient information on vaccine eligibility and prioritisation.

COVID-19 vaccine news

Latest news from the Department of Health on COVID-19 vaccination in Australia.

The following articles and webinars provide information for practices on how Bp Premier can assist you to effectively manage COVID-19 patients and consultations.

Bp Premier - BeInTheKnow - Get COVID-19 Vaccination Ready!

Bp Premier - BeInTheKnow - COVID-19 and Calm Efficiencies in your Practice.

Download the latest data update

COVID-19 and Calm Efficiencies in your Practice | Slides (PDF)

Create an AutoFill clinical screening assessment

Add COVID-19 pathology to Favourites

COVID-19 patient education materials

COVID-19 clinical reminders

Telehealth and telephone appointments

COVID-19 letter and Bp Comms templates

COVID-19 Reasons for Visit and Diagnoses

COVID-19 Database Queries

COVID-19 bulk billing incentives for at risk patients

Last updated 13 April 2021