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May 2020 issue of Primary Health Matters magazine out now

The latest edition of Primary Health Tasmania’s twice-yearly magazine, Primary Health Matters, is out online now. In this edition, we feature stories about: work by our commissioned providers in alcohol and other drug support, mental health and wellbeing, aged care, provider support, and more what advice a GP heading into partial retirement has for one…

Tasmania’s four GP-led respiratory clinics now open

Primary Health Tasmania has supported the establishment of four GP-led respiratory clinics across Tasmania as part of our role in the Australian Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The clinics — located in Devonport, St Helens, Launceston and Hobart — are now open to see, test, and treat the 80 per cent of people with…

Keep your health on track

Why does keeping my health on track matter? Your health is important, and your GP and the rest of your care team are still there for you – even if things are done a bit differently at the moment. Your care team might include your: GP nurse Aboriginal health worker pharmacist psychologist social worker diabetes…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Where do I find key coronavirus information? National information: The Australian Government’s dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage provides up-to-date and comprehensive information about management of coronavirus in Australia. This includes information about what the virus is, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Tasmanian information: The Tasmanian Government has set up a dedicated website to consolidate key information…

Bushfire emergency support

A bushfire emergency can pose a number of health-related risks, such as the impacts of breathing in bushfire smoke, and the effect on an individual’s mental health. Primary Health Tasmania has collated an overview of services and advice available from our commissioned providers, the Tasmanian Department of Health, and the Australian Government, to make it…

Mental health training boost for Tasmania’s residential aged care facility staff

A new statewide training drive will help people working in Tasmanian aged care facilities identify and support residents at risk of declining mental health. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) announced today it had selected national not-for-profit organisation STEPS Group to deliver more than 70 training sessions to residential aged care facility staff across the state,…