Online Clinical Pathways

Map of Medicine

Map of Medicine is an online tool that creates a clear picture of the entire patient journey, making it easier for health professionals to make appropriate decisions at the point of care.  It combines clinical guidelines and referral information in a way that supports local clinicians to improve their patients’ access to best-practice care.

GPs, hospital specialists and community clinicians work together to develop localised, evidence-based pathways that provide a single hub to access information on assessment, management and referral options.

Map of Medicine is available for clinicians working in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula catchment.

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Registered users can click on the links below to view the latest localised pathways.

Adults approaching the end of life

Includes:

Alcohol and other drug misuse

Behavioural Issues – Child and Youth

Includes:

Chronic Hepatitis C (HCP)

Chronic Kidney Disease

Includes:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Includes:

Dementia

Includes:

Depression

Includes:

Developmental Delay

Includes:

Diabetes

Includes:

Eating disorders

Includes:

Family Violence

Heart Failure

Includes:

Hip Surgery Referral

Knee Surgery Referral

Low Back and Radicular Pain

Includes:

Mental health services

Oral Health

Osteoarthritis

Includes:

Paediatric Asthma

Includes:

Peninsula Health Clinical Practice Guidelines

Prostate Cancer

Residential aged care

Includes:

Smoking Cessation

Expected benefits

  • A single hub for comprehensive local information about referral options and eligibility criteria
  • Redirection of referrals to appropriate services
  • Reduced waiting lists for overburdened secondary and tertiary services
  • Improved integration of care
  • Enhanced communication between primary, community, and hospital clinicians

View an example of a Pathway.

View the Map of Medicine detailed user guide.

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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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