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Congratulations to Tasmania’s RACGP award winners!

A GP with a passion for delivering after hours care to vulnerable people and a practice with innovative ideas to protects its patients from the flu have been honoured in RACGP’s annual general practice awards. Dr Columbine Mullins was named Tasmanian GP of the Year, while Port Sorell Medical Centre was unveiled as the recipient…

Finding fresh ground back on country

Cheryl Rose is the first to admit camping isn’t exactly her thing. But after caring for a partner undergoing cancer treatment and a family member battling a severe mental illness, she needed to try something new. That something was an on country experience in takayna, otherwise known as the Tarkine in Tasmania’s north west, with…

Plan unveiled for Tasmanian health consumer body

Tasmania will join the ranks of other Australian states by establishing a statewide organisation to champion the needs of local healthcare consumers, it was revealed today. Design of the new state-based healthcare consumer organisation – which will enable the health system, healthcare providers and policy makers to partner with consumers – will begin immediately. The…

Sharing care, and records, during pregnancy

Go to any bookstore and you’ll probably find a shelf packed with pregnancy titles – think What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and then some. But another publication is helping expectant mothers and health professionals track a pregnancy’s progress in Tasmania’s north. It’s called The GP Antenatal Shared Care Pregnancy Record. Small, pink and packed with valuable information…