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Removing barriers to testing for the NDIS

People who live with mental ill-health may be able to get support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if their condition causes them to experience very high levels of ‘psychosocial disability’ . While Primary Health Tasmania is not involved in services provided through the NDIS, we receive Australian Government funding to help people connect…

Career opportunity

We’re looking for a contracts officer to join our team. Applications close on 25 February. Read more here

13 February General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: Coronavirus Bushfire mental health support Disaster-related Tasmanian HealthPathways Date savers: Immunisation and mental health events AIR update Consultation on pneumococcal vaccination recommendations Eating Disorder Treatment Plan Black Dog Institute Mental Health Community of Practice People at Increased Risk in an Emergency guide…

Novel coronavirus

If people think they have been exposed to the novel (new) coronavirus and have serious concerns about their health, they should immediately contact their regular doctor or health professional. If you don’t have a regular GP or they’re not available, you can get medical advice 24/7 by calling the free, government-funded national medical helpline – healthdirect…

Our response to the Productivity Commission’s draft mental health report

Primary Health Tasmania has submitted a response to the Productivity Commission’s draft report following its mental health inquiry. The Productivity Commission inquiry looked into the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on the economy and productivity.​ The draft report was…

Bushfire emergency support

A bushfire emergency can pose a number of health-related risks, such as the impacts of breathing in bushfire smoke, and the effect on an individual’s mental health. Primary Health Tasmania has collated an overview of services and advice available from our commissioned providers, the Tasmanian Department of Health, and the Australian Government, to make it…