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‘Early detection of breast cancer’ presentations

Almost 100 Tasmanian GPs and practice nurses attended education events in February on the role of the GP in the early detection of breast cancer. Presentations by Hobart-based surgeon David Finkelde and Gail Ward, Manager of the Tasmanian Health Service’s Population Screening and Cancer Prevention unit, can be viewed here. In addition to events already held…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: PrEP training survey APNA conference sponsorships available Pertussis update National Cervical Screening Program update Multimorbidity forums coming up Practice nurse survey findings GP Antenatal Shared Care Pregnancy Record survey Registrations open for Tasmanian Rural Health Conference Oncology working group spots available Child wellbeing and safety…

APNA National Conference 2019 sponsorships available for Tasmanian practice nurses

Primary Health Tasmania invites practice nurses from across Tasmania to apply for one of six sponsorships to attend the APNA national conference in Adelaide from 4 to 6 April 2019. Each sponsorship will be for up to $2000 to assist in covering the cost of attendance, with two applicants to be selected from each region…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Tas After Hours website and app available for patients over holiday period New Tasmanian HealthPathway: PrEP and PEP for HIV, carer support Change to surgical termination of pregnancy Tasmanian HealthPathway Health Care Homes program extended until June 2021 Immunisation section of Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: New southern rural health provider: Royal Flying Doctor Service New Tasmanian HealthPathway: Antidepressants for older people Nurse Practitioner Week begins 10 December My Health Record opt-out changes Gudair sheep vaccine: Human adverse event information The Check Up with Dr Rachael Boland In the north State’s…

Royal Flying Doctor Service new rural primary health provider in south

People with chronic health conditions living in three southern Tasmanian communities – the Huon Valley, Tasman and Bruny Island – will be able to access allied health services from the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania by early 2019. The Royal Flying Doctor Service will support locals with chronic congestive heart disease, chronic musculoskeletal conditions, chronic obstructive…