GP Liaison Unit

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Barwon Health's GP Liaison Unit (GPLU) was established to assist GPs with access to hospital services and improve communication between Barwon Health and General Practice.

Located at the Western Victoria Primary Health Network, the GPLU works closely with Western Victoria Primary Health Network to ensure all programs and activities meet the needs of GPs and ultimately enhance patient care.

Some of the programs include:

  • Development and implementation of referral and management guidelines for GPs which assist in Outpatient demand management
  • Creation of outpatient referral templates
  • Assist GPs in accessing hospital services
  • Facilitating communication between the hospital and GPs in the community

Reference guides

Service information 2018 *updated August 2018*

GP Link

GP Link is a newsletter produced by GP Liaison Unit. This initiative is aimed at improving communication about changes and updates to specialist services within Barwon Health.  It is sent to directly to GPs in the region and we welcome suggestions for future updates.  Please see below for access to previous editions.


GP Liaison Presentation from Barwon Health on Vimeo

The GPLU is staffed by:

Dr Jeff Urquhart - GP Liaison Consultant
Sandra Lowther - Program Manager

Contact us:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 4215 8845
Fax: (03) 4215 0453
Mobile: 0403 580 489
Address: Level 2, Central Core, University Hospital Geelong

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.