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Presentations and recordings from our recent immunisation events

More than 300 health professionals from across Tasmania recently took part in our 2019 Immunisation Update events in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. Dr Leanne Jones, GP director of the Immunisation Coalition, provided an update on the annual Australian influenza statistics, an overview of influenza, vaccine, chronic conditions, those most at risk and practice points. Dr…

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,…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Immunisation: Getting ready for influenza season with local and national resources Immunisation: Sending encounters to AIR for DVA patients, patients with no Medicare card Practice Incentives Program update First step taken towards statewide eReferral system for Tasmania Review of after hours primary healthcare services in…

First step taken towards a statewide eReferral system for Tasmania

Primary Health Tasmania has chosen digital health innovators HealthLink and HealthCare Software to help Tasmania’s health sector take its first steps towards a streamlined, statewide electronic referral system. Primary Health Tasmania – Tasmania’s PHN – is working in close partnership with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Service to build an eReferral system…

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…