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Attracting young doctors to regional areas

Five rural and remote Tasmanian communities, including the Huon Valley, have farewelled their first group of intern doctors, as they leave to embark on the next stage of their intern journeys. Meanwhile, five new medical graduates have commenced their 13 week placements, in what has proven to be a successful programme for the Tasmanian community…


Introducing Intern Dr Olivia Chung

The Huon Valley Health Centre has partnered with Ochre Health to deliver the Tasmanian Intern Program. Intern doctors are newly graduated doctors who complete the majority of their intern year in a hospital environment. This is the first year that general practice has been included as a rotation in Tasmania, with support from the Australian…


April Newsletter

April No Falls April No Falls aims to raise awareness of falls prevention. Staying active is the single most important thing you can do, to stay fit and independent. You can significantly reduce your risk of a fall by doing moderate exercise, for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, and by…


Warning: don’t vaccinate against the flu too early

Original article here: http://www.examiner.com.au/story/5283470/doctors-say-early-flu-vaccination-could-put-people-at-risk/ Tasmanians are being warned against rushing in for a flu vaccination. Timing for vaccination is “critical” to ensure patients have the highest level of protection from the virus when the influenza season hits, doctors say. It was a deadly year for influenza in 2017 across the state, with deaths in nursing homes, fit young…


March Newsletter

You may have seen a few new faces around the practices in Huonville and Cygnet. Another doctor is joining our team next month. We would like to welcome Dr Jessica Shill, who has recently moved to the Huon Valley from Victoria. Dr Shill has special interests in contraception and family planning.   8th March is…


No-shows test patience

An estimated 3000 sick Tas­manians a month are being de­nied prompt appointments at their doctor because patient no-shows are failing to notify clinics of their cancellation. The Huon Valley Health Centre, south of Hobart, has even taken the step of tallying the failed patient cancellations on a whiteboard in its waiting room, showing 169 such…