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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 2018 *updated August 2018*


Message board archive



Last Modified: Monday, 25 March 2019

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Message board

Friday, 22 March 2019

Technical Issues with Discharge Summaries

The EDIS update at Barwon Health occurred at 0200 on 20 March 2019.

Barwon Health has been experiencing some technical issues with pulsing out electronic Discharge Summaries due to HL7 pathways. 

If your practice is receiving incomplete summaries, please click here for step by step instructions on how to update the settings in your practice. This is a simple three step process to ensure HL7REF112 is activated.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

View the message board archives at the bottom of this page.

Contact us

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

Level 2, central core, University Hospital Geelong

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GP referral templates