GP Information and Resources

Complimentary GP Education Sessions

As the peak body for palliative care in the state, Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) provides complimentary one-hour education sessions to general practitioners which focuses on palliative care, services available in Tasmania, understanding of the Guardianship Administration Board (GAB – legalities of end of life planning) and what palliative care resources are available to GPs and their patients.

The overarching goals for this education are:

  • Increased GP awareness of palliative care services within Tasmania and how best to support their palliative patients to live in their communities.
  • Increased awareness for GP’s and community members of GAB, including its authority and process in appointing guardians or administrators to make important decisions affecting the lives and property of people who are unable to do so due to disability or illness.
  • Improved access to resources pertaining to the GAB and palliative care services in Tasmania.

These one-hour education sessions have so far been held in many clinics around the state with the feedback from GPs and those attending being overwhelmingly positive. These sessions are delivered by our experienced educators in the GP clinics at a time that suits both the GPs and staff.

To take advantage of this complimentary training, please contact Palliative Care Tasmania on or (03) 6231 2799.

GP Resources

If you have already had the opportunity to attend one of these free one-hour sessions, please see below for links to relevant resources that will assist you with more information following on from the training.

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Formulary

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Formulary a resource for healthcare professionals who care for adult patients who require palliative care. This includes:

  • Specialist Doctors
  • General Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists

It is not intended as a resource for patients and carers. 

Palliative Care Assessment and Services Guides

These guides are provided by PCT for the purpose of disseminating information in relation to palliative care and the palliative approach, services and guiding documentation for Tasmania. They must be used as a guide only and do not include each and every service available in the state.

Palliative Care Assessment and Services Guide – Northern Tasmania

Palliative Care Assessment and Services Guide – North West Tasmania

Palliative Care Assessment and Services Guide – Southern Tasmania

Referral Pathway for Palliative Care in Tasmania for General Practice

PCT has devised a simple and easy to understand referral pathway flowchart for palliative care in Tasmania that is suitable for GPs to follow. We advise that you print this flowchart and have it on hand to easily access when required.

Referral Pathway Palliative Care Flowchart

Guardianship and Administration Board

Please click here to view information regarding the Guardianship and Administration Board (GAB)