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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

Reference guides

Service information 2019 *Updated Dec 2019*


Message board archive



Last Modified: Friday, 06 December 2019

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Current Status of Barwon Health Applications

Pulse connectivity (secure document transmission):  Restored

Referralnet: Restored

BMI viewer: Not available (anticipated Dec 2019)

Synapse: Not available

External access to Synapse via Citrix/Netscaler: Restored

The usual delivery of discharge summaries, operation reports and outpatient letter has been restored.
If you are having problems with PULSE please call ALLSCRIPTS :  (08) 83329600
GP Liaison Unit 4215 8845

Cyber Security Update – 6 December 2019

Pulse download update for General Practice.

Secure fax communication has been working for the past 2 weeks.

Secure Pulse email connection will be re-established this week.  Practices may experience a larger than normal volume of correspondence traffic when this commences.

If you are requiring Emergency Department summaries, these are still being printed and handed to the patient, with urgent discharge summaries being faxed directly to the General Practitioner. You can contact the Emergency Department Administration Team on 4215 0107 between 0800 – 1600 or on 4215 0112 After Hours.

Interim Discharge Summaries is still a manual process of printing and faxing.

There will be further updates as systems and communication channels are restored.

On behalf of Barwon Health and the GP Liaison Unit, we would like to thank you for your patience whilst we work through the current cyber security incident.

GP Liaison: ph. 4215 8845

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Contact us

Ph: (03) 4215 8845
Fax: (03) 4215 0453
Mobile: 0403 580 489

[email protected]

Level 2, central core, University Hospital Geelong

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GP referral templates