Chronic conditions are diseases that are long-lasting and have persistent effects.
Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned services to support people with chronic conditions, and also supports health professionals treating people with chronic conditions by connecting providers to ensure coordination of care.
Our commissioned activity
Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned services for:
people with chronic conditions in rural areas
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic conditions.
Moving on Up: Supporting the transition from child to adult care
Research suggests chronic conditions affect the everyday lives of almost 64,000 young Tasmanians.
For those who have become used to engaging with the health system in their childhood years, the transition to adult services can be a challenge.
Primary Health Tasmania has worked with the Tasmanian Health Service and other experts to develop Moving on Up – a practical framework to support the transition of young Tasmanians with chronic conditions to adult care.
Primary Health Tasmania supported Diabetes Tasmania to develop a series of ‘quick guides’ to help people self-manage their diabetes. Any health professional can access the guides and share them with their patients.
The quick guides can be used as a learning tool during a consultation or as a reference for people to use at home or at their next diabetes educator appointment. Each guide introduces a topic in diabetes self-management: GLP (non-insulin injectable medications), hypos, insulin, medication, monitoring, nutrition, physical activity and sick days.
My Health Record can boost the coordination of healthcare services by enabling better information sharing between different providers, and reducing time spent chasing up clinical details or conducting repeat tests.