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Tasmanian practice nurses share lessons from APNA Conference

This year, Primary Health Tasmania made six sponsorships of up to $2000 available to practices nurses from across the state to attend the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association‘s national conference in Adelaide. Ultimately, six practices nurses and one Health Care Homes practice nurse made the trip to South Australia – a professional opportunity that,…

New framework to support young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions

A new resource designed to ensure young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions experience a safe and supportive move from child to adult health services is now available for patients, carers and health professionals across the state. The Moving on Up framework aims to provide health professionals, parents, carers and patients with easy-to-follow guidelines for a…

New support services for Tasmanians with severe mental illness

Tasmanians living with severe mental illness who sometimes need support to meet the demands of daily life will soon be able to access a new, statewide psychosocial support service, commissioned by Primary Health Tasmania. It was announced on Thursday 14 March community care provider Baptcare has won a tender to deliver the service – which…

Tobacco Free pilot project helps more than 40 per cent of participants quit

An innovative Tasmanian pilot project that used incentive vouchers to encourage local smokers to quit has helped more than 40 per cent of participants kick the habit. The Tobacco Free Communities pilot project began in the Glamorgan Spring Bay area on 1 May last year, and worked by giving smokers shopping vouchers for local businesses…

Get to know Tasmania’s new health consumer organisation

Want to know more about Tasmania’s new health consumer organisation, including how to get involved? Simply head to the Consumers Health Forum of Australia website, where you’ll find information about the organisation’s executive officer Bruce Levett, the organisation’s dedication to being an independent, credible and strategic voice for Tasmanians, and more. You can get involved…