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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…

New tender: Psychosocial support services

Primary Health Tasmania has opened a tender for services to support Tasmanians with severe and episodic mental illness. It comes after the Australian Government provided funding under the PHN Program for the National Psychosocial Support (NPS) Measure to improve the health of Tasmanians with mental illnesses that are serious, but don’t permanently reduce their day-to-day…

Career opportunity

We’re looking for a Public Health Medicine Registrar to join our team. Applications close on 26 November. Read more here

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: New Tasmanian HealthPathways: Psychosis, head injuries in children HIV testing: Antenatal patients Rubella elimination M-M-R II administration GP management of asplenic patients Tender opening soon for National Psychosocial Support Measure Keep up with the changes to MBS from 1 November National Rural Health Conference program,…