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Working together for better health

Primary Health Tasmania supports a whole-of-system approach – involving all levels of government plus service providers and consumers – to improving the health of all Tasmanians. Joining the public discussion about how Tasmanians – particularly those with low incomes – can access appropriate and affordable care, Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmanian PHN) CEO Phil Edmondson says…

Mental health support boost for young north west Tasmanians

Young Tasmanians living in the state’s north west are a step closer to having greater access to free mental health support — and their very own headspace centre — with the unveiling of a provider to deliver newly expanded local services. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) has selected Cornerstone Youth Services to expand the existing…

12 December General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here New psychosocial support information service Q fever in the north Summer planning: Tas After Hours New and updated Tasmanian HealthPathways Integrated diabetes project survey New childhood immunisation data National dementia framework Leading the way in quality improvement Community nursing referrals (north) Navigating the new MBS…

Watch Primary Health Tasmania’s Year in Review animation

As 2019 – and the decade – draws to a close, Primary Health Tasmania has captured some key achievements of the last financial year in an animated Year in Review. This short video details a selection of success stories from our diverse range of commissioned providers, as well as some of our memorable organisational milestones…

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…