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CESPHN offering free fit testing for GPs and Practice Nurses

19 January 2022

We are pleased to confirm that CESPHN will be offering free fit testing for all GPs and practice nurses in our region. Bookings are now open

Individual Appointments 

GPs and practice nurses can use the existing Sydney Local Health District mask fit testing booking system to book individual appointments at either Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital or Canterbury Hospital for mask fit testing services.

For bookings please go to https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/covid-mask-testing/

The online booking system will be updated to include a check box to identify as a GP or practice nurse; this question will also be asked by the mask fit tester.  For the next month a special three hour evening slot will be available once per week for GPs and practice nurses to access.

  • RPA and Concord Hospital are open from 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Canterbury is open from 8.00am – 4.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Group Appointments 

Fit testing services can be provided in the GP practice for group appointments provided there is a minimum of 20 people requiring mask fit testing. This may require practices to collaborate to ensure they meet minimum numbers.

This can be arranged by contacting:  

Lesley Innes
Director, Centre for Education and Workforce Development:
Lesley.innes@health.nsw.gov.au
0425 677 898

Current locations below

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P2/N95 masks we use in Fit testing

GPs and practice nurses will be fitted on the following masks:

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Ordering of masks 

Masks will be supplied for fit testing however the GP practice will then need to purchase masks.  Further information on purchasing masks will be provided on the day.