Introducing the Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) in General Practices

Introducing the Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) in General Practices

The Royal Australian College of General Practices (RACGP) has recently developed and launched a FREE online tool (ERPT) for all General Practices to use to develop their own Emergency Response Plan.

The tool guides users through a series of planning templates, where critical information about the practice can be entered and saved. The tool stores key practice information, such as staff contact details, unique contract and insurance numbers. All the information is used to create an individually tailored practice emergency response plan. The ERPT provides contingency measures for staff so that, in the event of an emergency they will know how to respond to:


  • Loss of power supply to the practice
  • Disruption to water and gas supplies
  • Disruption to telecommunications systems
  • Loss of IT systems or data
  • Loss of business records
  • Complete or partial loss of practice premises
  • Loss of medical supplies, equipment and furniture
  • Loss of non-availability of key staff.

For more information, visit the RACGP website here.

Introducing the Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) in General Practices