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17 October General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: PIP QI update Updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook Tasmanian HealthPathways clinical work groups Register for PHN Exchange Online learning platform survey MBS changes for severe eating disorders EOIs sought for elder abuse prevention committee Adult literacy communication checklist RACGP seeks feedback…

Keeping hearts healthy in Tassie’s north west

Tasmanian nurse Elesha Fromm was sitting in an Adelaide conference room when the speaker picked an Australian region with a high rate of heart disease as a workshop case study. The area they chose was Waratah-Wynyard — Elesha’s own backyard. “When I saw they picked my area as their case study, I thought, I need…

3 October General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: Tasmanian Immunisation Strategy released Starting the Tasmanian HealthPathways birthday countdown New MBS items for telehealth video consultations PIP QI Readiness Checklist BreastScreen Tasmania launching ‘referral pad’ trial NDIS review invites feedback Health literacy training and support Care coordination trial starting in Brighton…

Health Speak podcast chats with Primary Health Tasmania CEO Phil Edmondson

Have you been listening to the Health Speak podcast? It’s the fastest (and funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. In the latest episode, podcast host Penny Terry sits down with Primary Health Tasmania’s CEO Phil Edmondson to find out more about how health services are paid for, and…

New tender: Mental health training for residential aged care facility staff *NOW CLOSED*

Primary Health Tasmania has issued a request for proposal for a suitably qualified organisation to develop mental health training for local residential aged care staff. Prospective applicants are encouraged to register for our eTender portal – where all Primary Health Tasmania’s tenders are managed – to find out more. They may also wish to view…

Celebrating wungana makuminya

Twenty-six Tasmanians have earned qualifications through a statewide training program supported by Primary Health Tasmania, and aimed at building the capacity of the local drug and alcohol treatment sector to provide safe and appropriate care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Drug Education Network (DEN) collaborated closely with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre to…