Northern Health is committed to improving health outcomes to the community in the North. We aim to assist GP’s to maintain and improve the quality of care of patients by providing Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) endorsed education activities.
GP Education activities:
- clinical attachments
- evening seminars
- one day workshops
Upcoming education sessions
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Participants will be updated with the latest evidence and practical expertise in the management of Diabetic foot disease, lower limb venous disease and lower limb arterial disease, including symptoms, preventative/early disease interventions, ulcer management and advanced interventions following the patient journey from the community into hospital and beyond.
For Health Professionals:
Emergency GP Hotline: 8405 2610
Referring to Northern Health Specialist Clinics and Community Services
Northern Health’s fax number for all Specialist Clinics and Community Referrals is changing to 8405-8616. Please ensure you update your systems to reflect this new fax number.
All Northern Health old fax numbers for paper based referrals (excluding cardiology) will be discontinued as of 1 August 2019.
Our current paperwork is being updated with this new fax number. Should you receive any letters from us with old fax numbers, please let us know so we may amend.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us on 8405-8335. How to refer to Northern Health
General Practice Enquiries
Northern Health has improved the manner in which GP’s can contact Northern Health. The GP Access line provides GP’s with a single contact point for enquiries related to Primary Care Liaison (GP Liaison), Specialist Clinics, Community Services and direct connection to the ED Clinician Hotline.
When calling GP Access on 8405 8815, you will be presented with the following options:
- For Specialist Clinics Enquiries – This option links you to staff who can assist with referral information, patient appointments and all general enquiries
- For Community Services – This option covers enquiries and referrals related to the Allied Health, Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) and Health Independence Programs
- For the ED Clinical Hotline – this option forwards your call directly to the ED triage physician
- For urgent enquiries for Specialist Clinics – this options links you with staff that can assist with urgent referrals to Specialist Clinics
- For Primary Care Liaison – this option links you to staff who can assist with GP education information and the Primary Care Liaison Office
Please choose one of the above options to ensure that calls are directed to the service areas who are best placed to quickly and effectively manage your enquiry.
Should there be a delay in answering your call, you can opt for a call back or leave a voice message.
Northern Health Royal Children’s Hospital Partnership: The Royal Children’s Hospital and Northern Health are working together on a project “Your care, closer to home”.
The collaboration has been developed so children from the northern suburbs, who do not need specialist care at RCH, can be seen more quickly and cared for closer to home.
Patients who present to RCH will be assessed, and if they can be suitably managed at the Northern Hospital will be transferred to a bed at Northern Health.
Outpatient referrals to RCH General Paediatrics will be redirected to the Northern Hospital Outpatient Department.
Specialized cardiac services at the Northern Hospital: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, and Heart Disease in Pregnancy
Northern Health Cardiology Service provides specialist Adult Congenital Heart Disease, and Heart disease in Pregnancy clinics at The Northern Hospital. The lead specialist, Dr Sylvia Chen, is an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiologist and together with a team comprising Obstetrics, Anaesthetics and Maternal Obstetrics, care for women with cardiac disease who are pregnant.
For further information regarding patients who need care for either adult congenital heart disease, or who are pregnant and have a cardiac condition Click here
Release of Patient Information: For any organisation including hospitals and general practitioners, requiring patient information from Northern Health, all requests are to be in writing and on the requesting organisations letterhead with attached patient consent. Requests are to be in writing to uphold patient’s privacy and to ensure the appropriate information is being released.
Written requests are to be faxed to: Client Data Management Unit, The Northern Hospital. Fax: 03 8405 8007. For further information please contact the Release of Information Team on 03 8405 8071