A collaborative project between Safer Care Victoria and the Victorian Primary Health Network Alliance is providing clear best practice pathways by translating existing paediatric clinical practice guidelines into statewide paediatric HealthPathways.
The Statewide Paediatric HealthPathways Project will deliver up to 30 pathways and measure their implementation across Victoria.
As part of phase two of the project, regional reference groups are currently underway across Victoria to review the paediatric HealthPathways.
These meetings bring together primary care clinicians and specialists across the state to review content for the upcoming pathways and identify barriers and opportunities to providing paediatric care in Victoria.
The first suite of 13 clinical pathways, released in January 2018, focused on respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions. The current phase includes 16 pathways for allergy, ENT, unwell child and neurological conditions of low complexity and high volume. These pathways will be published on Victorian HealthPathways sites with region specific referral information in October 2018.
HealthPathways are developed by a team of General Practitioner clinical editors in collaboration with local GPs, hospital-based specialists, nurses, allied health professionals and other subject matter experts for use in GP consultations.
HealthPathways is a free, web-based tool with relevant, local and evidence-based information on the assessment and management of common clinical conditions, including referral guidance, clinical and patient resources. GPs can get access to HealthPathways by contacting their local Primary Health Network – visit vphna.org.au to find your PHN.
Project Lead, Statewide Paediatric Healthpathways Project
North Western Melbourne PHN