Quality and safety

Primary Health Tasmania supports safety and quality in general practice in areas such as:

Cold chain management

Cold chain is the system of transporting or storing vaccines within the safe temperature range of 2°C to 8°C. A cold chain breach is exposure of vaccines to temperature outside this range, excluding fluctuations up to 12°C for less than 15 minutes when restocking, cleaning the fridge or stock taking.

Worried you’ve had a breach? Contact the Tasmanian Department of Health’s Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit (CDPU) on 1800 671 738.

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Practice accreditation

Accreditation for general practice is based on the RACGP Standards for General Practice. There are four approved accrediting agencies – the AGPAL Group of Companies, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, Global Mark, and the Quality Practice Accreditation.

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Practice Incentive Program

The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) provides a range of incentives that aim to encourage continuous quality improvement in general practice.

Practice incentive programs aim to support activities areas such as asthma, eHealth and diabetes.

The Department of Health has advised more time is needed to ensure general practices have adequate opportunity to prepare for changes to the PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive. As such, implementation of the QI PIP will now occur from 1 May 2019.

This means the following incentives which were to cease on 1 May 2018 will now continue to 30 April 2019:

  • Asthma Incentive
  • Quality Prescribing Incentive
  • Cervical Screening Incentive
  • Diabetes Incentive
  • General Practitioner Aged Care Access Incentive.

The six PIP incentives to remain unchanged after the implementation of the QI PIP are:

  • eHealth Incentive
  • After Hours Incentive
  • Rural Loading Incentive
  • Teaching Payment
  • Indigenous Health Incentive, and
  • Procedural General Practitioner Payment.

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Contact us

To contact our provider support team, send us an email or call us on 1300 653 169.