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Tony’s Story

Cygnet local Tony Watson with South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation workers Margie (left) and Katherine (right). Tony Watson loves his footy. It’s a love the former North Hobart trainer passed on to his son, who followed his father’s boot-prints to the Cygnet Football Club. But one Saturday night about 15 years ago Tony got word…

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…

Peter’s story

Pictured: (From left to right) No. 34 Aboriginal Health Service care coordinator Liam Stirrat, Penguin local Peter Hall and outreach worker Andrew Pearce. Looking at Peter Hall, you’d never guess this is the first time he’s been under 100 kilograms in almost 40 years. It’s been a long journey – featuring lots of bread getting…

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…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: TOP services: Updated Tasmanian HealthPathway; referral forms My Health Record opt-out period extended until 31 January 2019 New Tasmanian HealthPathways: Depression in older persons Yellow fever vaccine: New training requirement New name for Anglicare suicide aftercare service Reminder: Psychosocial support services tender open Career opportunity:…

My Health Record opt-out date to be extended

The Australian Government has confirmed the opt-out period for My Health Record will be extended until January 31, 2019. “The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time,” Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Wednesday. If you want to know more about…