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APNA National Conference 2019 sponsorships available for Tasmanian practice nurses

Primary Health Tasmania invites practice nurses from across Tasmania to apply for one of six sponsorships to attend the APNA national conference in Adelaide from 4 to 6 April 2019. Each sponsorship will be for up to $2000 to assist in covering the cost of attendance, with two applicants to be selected from each region…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Tas After Hours website and app available for patients over holiday period New Tasmanian HealthPathway: PrEP and PEP for HIV, carer support Change to surgical termination of pregnancy Tasmanian HealthPathway Health Care Homes program extended until June 2021 Immunisation section of Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit…

Get to know Tasmania’s new health consumer organisation

Want to know more about Tasmania’s new health consumer organisation, including how to get involved? Simply head to the Consumers Health Forum of Australia website, where you’ll find information about the organisation’s executive officer Bruce Levett, the organisation’s dedication to being an independent, credible and strategic voice for Tasmanians, and more. You can get involved…

Tony’s Story

Cygnet local Tony Watson with South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation workers Margie (left) and Katherine (right). Tony Watson loves his footy. It’s a love the former North Hobart trainer passed on to his son, who followed his father’s boot-prints to the Cygnet Football Club. But one Saturday night about 15 years ago Tony got word…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: New southern rural health provider: Royal Flying Doctor Service New Tasmanian HealthPathway: Antidepressants for older people Nurse Practitioner Week begins 10 December My Health Record opt-out changes Gudair sheep vaccine: Human adverse event information The Check Up with Dr Rachael Boland In the north State’s…

Peter’s story

Pictured: (From left to right) No. 34 Aboriginal Health Service care coordinator Liam Stirrat, Penguin local Peter Hall and outreach worker Andrew Pearce. Looking at Peter Hall, you’d never guess this is the first time he’s been under 100 kilograms in almost 40 years. It’s been a long journey – featuring lots of bread getting…