Victorian Department of Health partnership.
The Victorian and Tasmanian PHN Alliance (VTPHNA) has been commissioned by the Victorian Department of Health (DH) to support an integrated approach to the adoption of statewide referral criteria (SRC) for acute adult specialist clinics.
Health services often have different referral guidelines to access specialist clinics leading to confusion regarding requirements and suitability of access. DHHS is developing statewide referral criteria to provide clear and consistent statewide guidance about which patients are appropriate for referral to public specialist clinics and what information and diagnostics are required to support accurate prioritisation of referrals.
DH has completed development of statewide referral criteria (SRC) for select core conditions within the following 11 specialties: