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Activity description

150363 - Statewide Paediatric HealthPathways - General Practice Engagement

Melbourne Primary Care Network

This activity be delivered in house at any General practice in the North or Western Suburbs of the NWMPHN catchment between. Sessions can be booked between March and June 2019, on a day and time of the GPs convenience (protected time of 1 hour is required). A minimum of 5 GPs are required to book a session. ONLY 5-10 sessions will be available to book.

The aims of this activity is to improve GP confidence and knowledge in common ambulatory Paediatric conditions by providing education and guidelines on using the recently launched statewide Paediatric Guidelines. Improving confidence will positively impact GP referrals to emergency departments and outpatients and help increase parent confidence in primary care paediatrics

Relevance to General Practice

Primary care confidence in managing common paediatric ambulatory conditions is lacking as evidenced by
1. Inappropriate referrals to Specialist outpatients
2. Inapprorpriate referrals to Emergency Departments
3. Parent lack of confidence in General Practice Paediatrics

Rather than providing clinical information, this activity gives GPs the ability to use HealthPathways as a tool to help in their assessment, and management of common low complex and high volume paediatric conditions.

Learning outcomes

  1. Summarise the low complexity and high-volume paediatric conditions and their respective HealthPathways
  2. Discuss how to practically apply the pathways in the general practice setting
  3. Assess, manage and refer common childhood illnesses such as ear, nose and throat, food allergies, wheezing and constipation
  4. Implement the statewide paediatric HealthPathways to reduce unwarranted variation in paediatric care
  5. Limit inappropriate investigations and management as part of the Choosing Wisely initiative

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Quality and safety is enhanced through the effective use of information systems

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
  • Children and young people health
  • Other

Partnering organisations

SaferCare Victoria

Session summary


Monday 4 Mar 2019 12:00am - Monday 3 Jun 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time


GP practice


Face to face




All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Laura Collins
T: 0393471188