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Primary Health Tasmania’s new deprescribing guides, videos and other resources

Primary Health Tasmania has launched a new suite of deprescribing resources for local health practitioners. The resources include: •    a series of downloadable or printable guides covering the following medications: o    allopurinol o    antihyperglycaemic agents o    antihypertensive agents o    antipsychotics o    aspirin o    benzodiazepines o    biphosphonates o    cholinesterase inhibitors o    glaucoma eye drops o    non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs…

Keeping an eye on your mates, on the rugby field and in life

Encouraging, engaging and empowering. They’re the three words that sum up the north west suicide prevention trial site’s Doing Better Together grants. Nominations for the grants opened in early March, with funding available to help community organisations turn their ideas for a suicide prevention or wellbeing activity into reality. It’s all part of the Tasmanian…

Taking a Safe Place on the road in Break O’Day

Question: How do you give members of a local community a safe place to chat when they’re scattered up and along Tasmania’s east coast? Answer: You put it on the road. The Safe Place Café is a mobile coffee van that travels to a different part of the Break O’Day region for two days each…

Helping Tasmanians find cancer early

Shortness of breath, blood in one’s urine, skin spots that have started to change shape — they’re things you may already know to look out for as potential early signs of cancer. Even so, building community knowledge about a wide range of early warning signs is critical to helping people seek out medical and treatment…

Free flu immunisation for vulnerable Tasmanians

Homeless and other vulnerable people across Tasmania will be able to access free flu shots from All Round Health and Community Care after Primary Health Tasmania commissioned the provider to deliver the service for the third year in a row. The service is being delivered during May and June this year through outreach clinics organised…

Latest General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here. In this issue: Primary Health Tasmania’s updated deprescribing resources: Guides, videos and more Notification of suspected measles case Winter planning: Flu immunisation schedule Diabetes Tasmania’s COACH Program pilot targeting and post-GDM women Aussie Hands welcomes interest from health professionals RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Award nominations…