How we support health professionals

We support community-based healthcare providers to deliver the best possible care for Tasmanians, particularly those most at risk of poor health outcomes.

Provider tools and education resources

We have developed or licensed a range of tools to support best practice care and connect health professionals with each other, such as:

My Health Record resources and support

We are working closely with the Digital Health Agency and health professional peak bodies to support provider and consumer awareness and readiness to use the My Health Record system.

Professional development and networking

We facilitate accredited education and training events and can provide CPD points for priority education events.

We have developed eLearning tools, such as our Shared Transfer of Care eLearning course, and training videos on a range of topics relevant to general practice.

Our GP Network and Allied Health Network involve regular regional meetings with speakers on topical issues, and time for networking with peers.

General practice support

We provide support in a range of areas specific to general practice, including:

  • Best Practice and Medical Director electronic referral templates for commonly used health services, available via our website
  • clinical software and practice management training manuals for Best Practice Clinical, Best Practice Management, Medical Director and Pracsoft
  • resources and guidelines on effective use of the MBS system
  • a general practice data-sharing program to improve data quality management
  • resources and guidelines to improve safety and quality in general practice.

It’s important general practice support is not seen as a separate standalone function from the other things we do, including our role as commissioners.

Ultimately, the roles are linked, as a continued focus on workforce capacity building is an essential ingredient for a sustainable primary health care system.

This provides an active commissioning environment, as well as a capable commissioned provider system – supporting a strong and sustainable primary healthcare system.

General practice support and commissioning are both key tools for PHNs in improving service system efficiency and effectiveness, and coordination of care for those most in need.

For more information and resources, visit the For health professionals section.