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New cancer screening resource for Tasmanian general practices

  Primary Health Tasmania has developed a new resource to help Tasmanian general practices maximise their patients’ participation in the three national cancer screening programs: National Cervical Screening Program National Bowel Cancer Screening Program BreastScreen Australia. The toolkit brings together tips, tools and information relevant to general practice from trusted, authoritative sources. Download it by…

‘Early detection of breast cancer’ presentations

Almost 100 Tasmanian GPs and practice nurses attended education events in February on the role of the GP in the early detection of breast cancer. Presentations by Hobart-based surgeon David Finkelde and Gail Ward, Manager of the Tasmanian Health Service’s Population Screening and Cancer Prevention unit, can be viewed here. In addition to events already held…

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…

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…

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…