HealthPathways WA is a website that provides guidance to clinicians on managing over 500 clinical conditions. The pathways contain medical guidance on the assessment and management of clinical conditions, and administrative information on access to diagnostics, specialist opinion, specialist treatment services and other supports.
The target audience for HealthPathways WA is primary care clinicians responsible for managing patients in the community, and for initiating requests (including referrals to hospital) for specialist assistance. General practitioners lead the writing and editing process with input and consultation from specialists and other health professionals across the state.
Patients benefit from general practice and other services being able to do more for them in the community, from the greater clarity clinicians can provide about the appropriateness and likelihood of obtaining further specialist services, and about alternative options.
Clinicians benefit through relationship building with their primary care and hospital specialist colleagues as they localise HealthPathways, and through greater confidence and options in managing their patients.
The WA ‘health system’ benefits through less demand on acute and residential care services as patients are better managed in the community, freeing up resources to provide more elective services and increase assistance to primary care.
How to access HealthPathways
The website is administered by the HealthPathways WA team based at the WA Primary Health Alliance. General Practitioners lead the work to localise and develop the pathways in conjunction with hospital specialists, allied health providers, key stakeholders and the community.
We have a partnership agreement with the Department of Health and the Area Health Services to allow collaboration across the sectors.
HealthPathways WA is seeking registrars to work one or two days per week on the HealthPathways program to update pathways due for review. This role is supervised by a GP Accredited Supervisor.
Successful candidates will have access to all tools and resources necessary for the role and will join a team of seven GP Clinical Editors with varying experiences and backgrounds.
For expressions of interest or to find out more information about this role see the information sheet located on the HealthPathways website.
For more information please contact the HealthPathways WA team via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 6272 4900.