Health professionals, consumers and the broader community play a crucial role in supporting Primary Health Tasmania to connect care and keep Tasmanians well and out of hospital.
There is a range of ways that we seek input from health professionals and the broader community.
To register your interest in being kept up-to-date about opportunities for getting involved in Primary Health Tasmania, call us on 1300 653 169 or send us a message.
Listening to feedback from health professionals and the broader community plays an important role in helping us to plan our activities and deliver services so they reflect the needs of local communities. We use a range of methods to consult - this includes surveys, forums, workshops and focus groups. Opportunities to participate in these activities are promoted on our website and newsletters and through our networks, as they arise.
For more information about any current consultations, go to our Consultation page.
Membership of Primary Health Tasmania is open to eligible organisations and individuals that are working to improve the health outcomes of the Tasmanian community.
Primarily a governance function, there are two tiers of membership. Tier 1 membership entitles professional peak bodies or other statewide entities to vote at general meetings and to elect directors to the Board. Our Tier 1 members are listed here.
Tier 2 membership is open to the workforce that delivers and supports the delivery of primary health services in the community. Tier 2 members can attend general meetings, but do not hold voting rights.
Access to information and services provided by Primary Health Tasmania is not restricted to members and there is no requirement for organisations and individuals to become members to be involved in Primary Health Tasmania programs and activities.
Clinical Work Groups - Tasmanian HealthPathways
Tasmanian HealthPathways is a web portal supporting health professionals to plan and provide patient care across all parts of Tasmania’s health system.
Clinical Work Groups provide a forum for local clinicians to reach agreement on the best way to manage a specific health condition, and identify any factors that need to be addressed to improve the health system in Tasmania to manage a range of specific disease conditions.
Feedback is also sought on the pathways from health professionals, peak bodies and advisory groups.
More information on Tasmanian Health Pathways is available here (note that this website is for health professionals).
Advisory groups provide informed professional and local perspectives on how to improve Tasmania’s health system and the unique needs of our local communities. Membership varies with the nature and purpose of the group. Vacancies are advertised on this website, in our regular newsletters and through our networks.
More information on our Clinical Advisory Council and Community Advisory Council is available here
Networks and forums
We participate in and facilitate a range of networks and forums. This provides an opportunity for us to listen to, discuss, contribute and advocate on issues and challenges that are important to the primary health sector.