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Strengthening Tasmanian pharmacists’ suicide prevention skills

Tasmanian pharmacists have taken part in the Black Dog Institute’s first-ever training session specifically designed to help strengthen their advanced suicide prevention skills and build capacity to respond to people in distress. Primary Health Tasmania supported the training as part of our ongoing work for the National Suicide Prevention Trial, which aims to develop the…

28 November General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: Tasmanian HealthPathways turns five! New and updated Tasmanian HealthPathways PIP QI Incentive Payment update Summer planning: Extreme heat Suicide prevention program and rural grants Gonococcal and syphilis infections Pertussis notifications National obesity strategy consultation APNA National Conference seeking abstracts Housing Connect information…

14 November General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: Cervical screening: Self-collection option Summer planning: Disaster preparedness Meningococcal program update Holiday season update and resources Clinical update series Immunisation article Download and update Royal Hobart Hospital outpatient referral templates NCRIS health professionals web page Events: Climate Psychology: an introduction for mental…

Applications open for free death literacy and end-of-life mentoring

Primary Health Tasmania is one of 11 national Primary Health Networks to receive funding for the implementation of the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care Measure. The focus of Tasmania’s approach is to engage with communities to develop local compassionate communities of care that reflect community needs. In Tasmania, the measure is being trialled…

November edition of Primary Health Matters out now!

The latest edition of Primary Health Tasmania’s biannual magazine, Primary Health Matters, is out now! The November issue explores everything from Tasmania’s engagement with the national Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care Measure, to transitioning children with lifelong chronic conditions from paediatric to adult care. We find out about the risks and safeguards against…

31 October General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: Mobile-friendly Tasmanian HealthPathways platform coming soon New and updated Tasmanian HealthPathways New National Pain Services Directory New Primary Health Tasmania tenders Changes to MBS items for colonoscopy services Congratulations to Prospect Medical Centre Dementia risk factor study seeks GP input Save the…