The Queensland Contact Tracing Support Program commenced in mid-2009. The purpose of the Program is to actively promote contact tracing to GPs, Divisions of GPs, Indigenous Health Workers, Corrective Services, Primary Health Care Centres and Aboriginal Medical Services.
A key element of the work of Contact Tracing Support Officers has been to conduct audits focussing on the capture of key indicators for the management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). Each audit considers treatment rates, treatment intervals, retesting rates and contact tracing activities, and to date they have been conducted in a variety of clinics including GP practices, sexual health clinics, hospital based clinics and community based clinics. Clinicians in these clinics have conducted the audits with the advisory support of the Contact Tracing Support Program.
Queensland Health employs Contact Tracing Support Officers to actively promote contact tracing to GPs, Indigenous Health Workers and larger entities through education and support.
Click on the link for the Contact Tracing Support Officer role description.
(NB: this is a generic role description and individual role descriptions will be slightly different to take into accout local health services and population differences.)
To contact your nearest Contact Tracing Support Officer, see the table below
|Contact Tracing Support Officer||Health Service Districts||Location||Phone number|
|Joanne Leamy||Torres Strait-Northern Peninsula, Cape York, Cairns and Hinterland||Cairns Sexual Health Service||07 4226 4777|
|Monika Buhrer-Skinner||Townsville, Mt Isa and Mackay||Townsville Sexual Health Service||07 4778 9600|
|Penny Marshall||Central Queensland, Central West, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Metro North||Brisbane Sexual Health and HIV Service||07 3837 5622 or 0429 340 210|
|Alan Walker||Metro South, Darling Downs-West Moreton, South West, Gold Coast||Princess Alexandra Sexual Health||07 3176 7587 or 0407 230 642|