Northern Health Specialist Clinics has now switched to HealthLink SmartForms for receiving referrals from GPs. HealthLink is a secure, safe electronic channel for delivery of patient information between clinicians.
GPs are urged to become familiar with HealthLink Smartforms before the 1 October 2020 deadline.
To access a guide, please view the following links:
Medical Director Quick Start Guide – Medical Director
Best Practice Quick Start Guide – Best Practice
Zedmed – please contact Specialist Clinics on the number below
- Would you like a demonstration on how to send an electronic referral to Northern Health?
- Are you experiencing any difficulties sending a referral?
- Do you have software that doesn’t have HealthLink SmartForms?
Statewide Referral Criteria
The Department of Health and Human Services has developed statewide referral criteria to assist GPs and clinicians referring patients to Specialist Clinics. These referral criteria have been developed to improve access to Specialist Clinics in public hospitals by improving the quality and appropriateness of referrals.
For more information on the minimum requirements for referral to each specialty for specific conditions, please visit https://src.health.vic.gov.au/specialities
HealthLink SmartForms contain the most up-to-date templates required for each Specialist Clinic.
If a referral fails to meet the minimum required content it will be declined with written notification to the referring health professional and patient.
HealthPathways Melbourne provides referring GPs with a comprehensive suite of clinical pathways, including guidance on when to refer and what information is required to accompany a referral.
GPs are advised to contact their Digital Health support team from their PHN.
North Western Melbourne PHN
Eastern Melbourne PHN