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Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Baptcare to provide new psychosocial support service across Tasmania Influenza vaccines 2019: Subsidised shot strains, awareness resources Moving on Up Framework: Digital copies and supporting resources now available Barmah Forest outbreak: Virus fact sheet from Tasmanian Health Department Bp Premier users: Revised data update Alcohol…

New support services for Tasmanians with severe mental illness

Tasmanians living with severe mental illness who sometimes need support to meet the demands of daily life will soon be able to access a new, statewide psychosocial support service, commissioned by Primary Health Tasmania. It was announced on Thursday 14 March community care provider Baptcare has won a tender to deliver the service – which…

Tobacco Free pilot project helps more than 40 per cent of participants quit

An innovative Tasmanian pilot project that used incentive vouchers to encourage local smokers to quit has helped more than 40 per cent of participants kick the habit. The Tobacco Free Communities pilot project began in the Glamorgan Spring Bay area on 1 May last year, and worked by giving smokers shopping vouchers for local businesses…

Join the Pain Revolution

Tasmanians with chronic pain can attend free education events as part of a Pain Revolution tour of the state. The University of South Australia’s Pain Revolution Outreach Tour will visit Devonport, Burnie, Smithton, Launceston, Scottsdale, St Helens, Swansea, Hobart, Glenorchy and Huonville between 16 and 23 March. Full details, including how to register, are on…

End-of life-care: Community meetings

People living in Glamorgan Spring Bay and the Derwent Valley with an interest in palliative and end-of-life care are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings to find out more about a national initiative aiming to improve access to safe, quality palliative care at home. The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure is an…

New cancer screening resource for Tasmanian general practices

  Primary Health Tasmania has developed a new resource to help Tasmanian general practices maximise their patients’ participation in the three national cancer screening programs: National Cervical Screening Program National Bowel Cancer Screening Program BreastScreen Australia. The toolkit brings together tips, tools and information relevant to general practice from trusted, authoritative sources. Download it by…