Michael Kidd


AM MBBS (Hons), MD, DCCH, DipRACOG, MCFP, FAHMS, Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health, ACT; Professor of Primary Care Reform, Australian National University, ACT; Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada; Emeritus Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care, GVA; Professorial Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Vic; Honorary Professor of Global Primary Care, Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, SA

Australia’s primary care COVID-19 response

General practice is absolutely central to national and local responses to COVID-19 in Australia, and the nation is building a response on the basis of its very strong system of primary healthcare.

The importance of consistent advice during a pandemic: An analysis of Australian advice regarding personal protective equipment in healthcare settings during COVID-19

Lessons from previous pandemics emphasise the importance of consistent information and advice for healthcare workers, particularly regarding their use of personal protective equipment.

COVID-19 highlights risks of healthcare and social care workers attending work while ill

As COVID-19 affects healthcare and social care systems around the world, reports of infection among healthcare and social care workers continue to accumulate.

General practitioner management of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a ‘perfect storm’ for the deterioration of mental health.

Reflecting on Australia’s five principles for pandemic response in primary care through the lens of early international experiences of COVID-19

In scoping the emerging literature on COVID-19 during 2020 and considering its policy relevance, we identified six emerging challenges that highlight the importance of the five principles.