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Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Upcoming public meningococcal vaccination clinics Poliovirus outbreak declared in Papua New Guinea Read the Australian Government’s most recent incentives update Heart Foundation looking for 2019 Health Ambassadors Kidney Health Education CKD Ambassador Program My Nursing Future website for current and primary care nurses…

Have your say about Tasmania’s alcohol and other drug sector

Every year, it’s estimated up to 6,500 Tasmanians receive treatment for alcohol and other drug issues. So how do we help them get the support they need? Primary Health Tasmania has teamed up with government, private and community representatives to develop a framework to guide the planning, funding and delivery of alcohol and other drug…

Shaping new psychosocial support services

*Please note the consultation period for this survey has now closed. Tasmanians with severe, episodic mental illness have the chance to shape new support services designed to help them meet the demands of daily life. Primary Health Tasmania has received new Australian Government funding under the PHN Program for psychosocial support services to improve the…

Gaining confidence and strength with Corumbene Care

Picking up some X-rays of her shoulder, Fiona Cardwell was caught off guard by one of the radiographer’s remarks. “They said, ‘This shoulder’s done some hard work!’” she remembers. “That puzzled me for a while, until I realised that many years ago when I worked in a nursing home, we shoulder-lifted our patients.” Unfortunately, her…

“We all encourage each other”: The Prime Mover program

Di Flannigan and Leni Jarvis have a lot in common. They’re both in their sixties,  live in neighbouring properties at Dolphin Sands and have had long careers as nurses.  And now, they’re both Prime Movers. Prime Mover is an exercise and education-based therapy program designed for people living in rural and remote Tasmania with stable heart and lung conditions,…