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Our mission is for patients to receive the right care in the right place at the right time by the most appropriately trained health care professionals. It is important to develop and fully utilise the primary health system to safely manage illness in our community.
GP and Primary Care Unit
Our GP and Primary Care Unit:
- improves communication and collaboration between the Department of Health (Tasmania) and GPs
- develops and supports innovative solutions that provide alternatives to inpatient and hospital care.
- works closely with Primary Health Tasmania to drive improvements in primary health care and ensure appropriate services are available for local communities.
Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are required to be locally responsive and demonstrate how they will connect to local communities and respond to local health needs. For further information, please visit the Primary Health Tasmania website.
Functions of the Unit
We comprise Department Clinical and Quality Regulation and Accreditation (CQRA) staff working collaboratively in the interest of general practice and primary care. Our functions include:
- relationship management and stakeholder collaboration
- policy development
- service development and innovation
- workforce development
- rural safety and quality
- Quality and safety advice
- GP communication and collaboration
- Policy development, implementation, evaluation and review
- Clinical advice
- Innovative service development
- Support for external review processes
- Advice, support and information to GP stakeholders
- Project management
- Contract management
- Centre for Antarctic, Remote and Maritime Medicine (CARMM) Memorandum of Understanding
- GP and DOH interface and liaison
- Participation and management in general practice advisory forums.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with all GP stakeholder agencies.