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How social groups help third-agers preserve their dignity and pride

“Before, a man would retire at 65, mow the lawn for a year and die,” Rowena MacKean says over a cuppa in the library of her Montagu Bay home. “Now, he lives until 95. It’s so new, to live so long.” How to live well in one’s third age — that is, the period when…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Immunisation: Getting ready for influenza season with local and national resources Immunisation: Sending encounters to AIR for DVA patients, patients with no Medicare card Practice Incentives Program update First step taken towards statewide eReferral system for Tasmania Review of after hours primary healthcare services in…

First step taken towards a statewide eReferral system for Tasmania

Primary Health Tasmania has chosen digital health innovators HealthLink and HealthCare Software to help Tasmania’s health sector take its first steps towards a streamlined, statewide electronic referral system. Primary Health Tasmania – Tasmania’s PHN – is working in close partnership with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Service to build an eReferral system…

New framework to support young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions

A new resource designed to ensure young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions experience a safe and supportive move from child to adult health services is now available for patients, carers and health professionals across the state. The Moving on Up framework aims to provide health professionals, parents, carers and patients with easy-to-follow guidelines for a…

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…