HealthPathways Melbourne is a free, web-based portal with relevant and evidence-based information on the assessment and management of common clinical conditions including referral guidance.
The pathways have been designed for use during consultation and are jointly developed through collaboration between hospital clinicians and community clinicians.
The pathways are written by GP clinical editors with support from local GPs, hospital-based specialists and other subject matter experts.
If you are a health professional in Melbourne’s north western or eastern region, you can access the site by requesting the username and password from the HealthPathways Melbourne team - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Melbourne PHN and North Western Melbourne PHN are working together to implement HealthPathways Melbourne, in collaboration with The Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Eastern Health and The Royal Women's, drawing on expertise from each organisation and maximising the benefits to GPs.
Eastern Melbourne PHN and Melbourne Primary Care Network ("us", "we", "our") advise that the contents of this website, including text, graphics, images, information and any other material is for general informational purposes only. The information is to provide guidance particularly for general practice teams but can be utilised by other registered health professionals acting within their scope of practice to consider the diagnosis and management of patients. The pathways also contain patient information resources.
Medical and allied health professionals accessing our site must rely on their own independent enquiries and professional judgement when making any decisions.
While we have exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained on this website, the information on the site is made available on the basis that we are not providing professional advice on a particular matter or medical condition.
We endeavour to keep the information on this website up-to-date and correct. However, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of the information, products or services on our website. Furthermore, the material may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect our views or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action, treatment or practice. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
We do not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other web sites, which are not controlled by us. We do not endorse the content of those sites.
Please be aware that this website may contain health or medically related materials, including information that some people may find offensive.
Copyright in this website (including text, logos and images) is owned by us. You may access and use content on the website only for personal or non-commercial use or use within your organisation. You may not otherwise use, copy or reproduce this website or any part of it (except as permitted by applicable copyright legislation) without our written consent. You may not reproduce any of the content of the website on any other website (including by way of framing or embedding) without our written consent.
Pathways that have been developed in New Zealand by the Canterbury Initiative and are not yet localised for the HealthPathways Melbourne website are indicated with an exclamation mark embedded in a yellow triangle with the words "this page has not yet been localised for Melbourne" at the top of the page. These pages also feature a silver fern watermark in the background including the words "not yet localised". Hyperlinks to these pathways in the table of contents are in a grey font, as different to the black font used for localised pathways.
NOTE: New Zealand pathways may contain useful condition-management information, but please use your judgement as to the appropriateness of this information in the Victorian region.
Inclusion in HealthPathways is not a recommendation or endorsement of any health provider or service. Users must use their clinical judgement when recommending a service.
Information in referral sections is being developed and may not be a complete list of service providers in the region. Pathway and referral content is developed in partnership with service providers in a staged approach. Information may be available for one PHN or local hospital network catchment prior to others. If you are aware of information that is inaccurate or if you would like to add or modify your details, use the Send Feedback button on this page.