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2 July General Practice Matters out now

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is out now. Click here to read it. You can also click here to subscribe to receive the fortnightly e-newsletter, and here to read our publication guidelines.

New health literacy resources for Tasmanian health professionals

Teach-back is a simple conversational tool used to check client understanding. Using teach-back can help your clients self-manage their health and make informed decisions about their health care. Teach-back is not a test of the clients’ knowledge; it’s a test of how well you have communicated. Primary Health Tasmania commissioned TasCOSS to develop two educational…

18 June General Practice Matters out now

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is out now. Click here to read it. You can also click here to subscribe to receive the fortnightly e-newsletter, and here to read our publication guidelines.

Primary Health Tasmania supporting local nurses transitioning to primary health care

This year, for the first time, Primary Health Tasmania is providing funding for up to 15 Tasmanian places for nurses in the Australian Primary Care Nurses (APNA) 12-month Transition to Practice program. This is in response to demand which last year saw many nurses miss out. The 12-month program is for nurses who have recently…

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…