Column Australia is in the midst of a climate change-induced public health crisis. Australia is in the grip of a public health emergency . Ongoing bushfires have cost lives, razed towns, ravaged millions of hectares of land and choked our largest cities . The unprecedented scale of the disaster reinforces the need for a new approach to managing the health needs of affected people during emergencies, especially from a primary care perspective. To that end, the RACGP has formulated a comprehensive strategy to tackle the challenges directly and support members, especially those working on the frontline. Practical measures As a college, we are keenly aware of the incredible efforts already being undertaken by GPs in affected areas. RACGP faculty chairs are implementing disaster response plans and working with local disaster management structures to determine the support and medical supplies needed in affected communities. We are also working with local […]