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Influenza vaccinations

The 2019 flu campaign has started at Bruny Island Medical! We recommend EVERYONE vaccinate against influenza. Some patients may be eligible for a government-funded vaccination (see below). Vaccination against influenza is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself against the flu. This year we have four different vaccines to help…


January Newsletter

Happy New Year from Bruny Island Medical! It has been a busy start to the year on island but we are very much enjoying getting to know everyone. Intern program: Meet Tasmania’s New Generation of Doctors Bruny Island Medical believes strongly in training the next generation of doctors, to ensure our communities are cared for…


December Newsletter

It’s that time of year. Don’t forget to… How to check your skin Make sure you check your entire body as skin cancers can sometimes occur in parts of the body not exposed to the sun, for example soles of the feet, between fingers and toes and under nails. Undress completely and make sure you…


Bruny Island community finally receives permanent GPs in boost to local health services

Former President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and well known and respected Tasmanian GP, Dr Bastian Seidel will now lead a team of doctors seeing Bruny Island residents and visitors at the Bruny Island Medical Centre. This move follows the Huon Medical Group signing a 10-year contract with the State Government to…


November Newsletter

World Antibiotic Awareness Week Antibiotics are a precious resource that could be lost. The World Health Organization has identified antibiotic resistance as one the biggest threats to global health, food security and development. 8 Antibiotic Quick Facts    Antibiotics only work on bacteria. They don’t work on all infections, such as viruses like the common…


September Newsletter

R U OK? DAY Thursday 13th September is R U OK? Day. Staying connected with friends, family and colleagues is something we can all do. You don’t need to be an expert, just a good friend and a great listener. So, if you notice someone might be struggling, start a conversation with one simple question:…