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Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Go into the running to win an $100 book voucher with our after hours survey Winter planning: Seasonal influenza vaccine availability for 2019 Winter planning: New toolkit for flu immunisation providers Winter planning: Tips for your peers PrEP for HIV prevention update Deprescribing update: Podcast…

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,…

How social groups help third-agers preserve their dignity and pride

“Before, a man would retire at 65, mow the lawn for a year and die,” Rowena MacKean says over a cuppa in the library of her Montagu Bay home. “Now, he lives until 95. It’s so new, to live so long.” How to live well in one’s third age — that is, the period when…

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…