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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…

Tobacco Free pilot project helps more than 40 per cent of participants quit

An innovative Tasmanian pilot project that used incentive vouchers to encourage local smokers to quit has helped more than 40 per cent of participants kick the habit. The Tobacco Free Communities pilot project began in the Glamorgan Spring Bay area on 1 May last year, and worked by giving smokers shopping vouchers for local businesses…

Join the Pain Revolution

Tasmanians with chronic pain can attend free education events as part of a Pain Revolution tour of the state. The University of South Australia’s Pain Revolution Outreach Tour will visit Devonport, Burnie, Smithton, Launceston, Scottsdale, St Helens, Swansea, Hobart, Glenorchy and Huonville between 16 and 23 March. Full details, including how to register, are on…