Online Clinical Pathways


Pathways help clinicians provide quality clinical care and referral. These pathways create a clear picture of the entire patient journey and help health professionals make best practice decisions at the point of care. 

SEMPHN used Map of Medicine as an online pathways tool until the parent company ceased support of the tool at end of 2017. We are working towards providing an up to date and robust online pathways tool later in 2018.

All our pathways are available in ONLINE PDF with embedded hyperlinks below. 

Adults approaching the end of life


Alcohol and other drug misuse

Behavioural Issues – Child and Youth


Chronic Hepatitis C (HCP)

Chronic Kidney Disease


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease






Developmental Delay




Eating disorders


Family Violence

Heart Failure


Hip Surgery Referral

Knee Surgery Referral

Low Back and Radicular Pain


Mental health services

Oral Health



Paediatric Asthma


Peninsula Health Clinical Practice Guidelines

Prostate Cancer

Residential aged care


Smoking Cessation

Sexually Transmitted Infections


Optimal Care Pathways

Optimal Cancer Care Pathways (OCPs) are national guides to the best cancer care for 15 specific tumour types. They describe key stages in a patient’s cancer journey - from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care, and expected optimal care.

Following the pathways can help ensure that all people diagnosed with cancer get the best possible care, regardless of where they live or have cancer treatment.  OCPs have been developed and endorsed by the National Cancer Expert Reference Group, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia.

OCPs include:

Lung Cancer Pathway

The Lung Cancer pathway localised for South Eastern Melbourne can be found here. Please click here for a print version.

Colorectal Cancer Pathway

The Colorectal Cancer pathway localised for South Eastern Melbourne can be found here. Please click here for a print version.

Dementia Pathways Tool

The SEMPHN Dementia Online Tool offers GPs and general practice nurses a web-based repository of dementia-related information, tools, service directories and resources aimed at enhancing current assessment, management and referral practices.  The pathway can be found here.

Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) Pathway

The SEMPHN Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) pathway offers GPs information about new curative treatments. 

The new treatments: 

  • are easy to take
  • have minimal side effects
  • offer a cure rate greater than 95%
  • are available to anyone over the age of 18 who has the Hepatitis C virus and who has a Medicare card. 

The pathway including links can be found here. Please click here for a print version.

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Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber Course

SEMPHN events
Sunday, 25 February 2018
8:30 - 17:00
Atura Hotel Dandenong
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feedAustralia - Session 1

SEMPHN events
Monday, 26 February 2018
12:30 - 14:00
South Eastern Melbourne PHN

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