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GP Liaison Unit

About the GP Liaison Unit

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 University Hospital Geelong, 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

GPLU staff

Dr Jeff Urquhart, GP Liaison Consultant

Sandra Lowther, GPLU Program Manager

Melinda Hughes, GPLU Co-ordinator

External Health Services and GP requests for patient information

Please provide written request for specific information, with patient consent to either:

Fax:        (03) 4215 1242

Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ph:         (03) 4215 1170

Reference guides

Service information 2019 *Updated Dec 2019*


Message board archive


20 July 2020



Last Modified: Monday, 20 July 2020

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Message board

20 July 2020

Bone Densitometry Tests
Due to a recent high demand for Bone Densitometry tests, the Bone Densitometry Department is prioritising appointments to be only clinically urgent referrals. Appointments for routine tests and less urgent referrals are currently being rescheduled to a later date. Patients affected by this change are being contacted directly by the Bone Densitometry Department. To assist with managing the demand, referrers are asked to indicate the relative urgency of the test.

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Contact us

Ph: (03) 4215 8845
Fax: (03) 4215 0453

[email protected]

Level 2, central core, University Hospital Geelong

Related Links

GP referral templates