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Pathways 

Optimal Care Pathways

SEMPHN is part of a state-wide initiative to localise Optimal Care Pathways supported by the Victorian Government. The Pathways have been developed to help people diagnosed with cancer receive the best possible care, Optimal Care Pathways have been developed to map a patients optimal cancer journey across 15 different cancer types.

Resources have been developed for both patients and health professionals and describe the key stages in a patient’s cancer journey from diagnosis to survivorship or end of life care and describes the key principles and expected standards of care at each point. The guides have been endorsed by the National Cancer Expert Reference Group, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia. Patients, their family and carers can use the consumer versions to better understand an often complex health system, and to know what questions to ask of their health professionals to ensure they receive the best care at every step.

Optimal Care Pathways include:

Implementing Pathways for Cancer Early Diagnosis (I-PACED)

The Cancer Council Victoria and The University of Melbourne Department of General Practice have developed a resource package to increase early cancer detection and decrease late presentation of the cancer types below and highlight recommendations in the Optimal Care Pathways. The resources provide information and tools to increase GP awareness about:

  • prevention and risk factors relevant to each cancer
  • screening/testing recommendations, including PSA testing decision aid which may assist in conversations with asymptomatic men
  • Evidence-based risk assessment tools to help assess patients with symptoms associated with prostate and oesophagogastric cancer, and to identify possible high risk patients

To view copies of the I-PACED resources, please click on the links below. Alternatively, you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain hard copies of the resources (SEMPHN catchment only).

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

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Alcohol and other drug misuse

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Behavioural Issues – Child and Youth

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Chronic Hepatitis C (HCP)

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Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Dementia

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Depression

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Developmental Delay

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Diabetes

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Eating disorders

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Family Violence

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Heart Failure

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Hip Surgery Referral

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Knee Surgery Referral

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Low Back and Radicular Pain

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Mental health services

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Oesophagogastric Cancer

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Oral Health

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Osteoarthritis

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Paediatric Asthma

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Peninsula Health Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Prostate Cancer

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Residential aged care

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Smoking Cessation

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

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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.


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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