Community HealthPathways (CHP) is a web-based portal providing clinical management information (pathways) for use by Primary Care providers during patient consultations. The pathways are jointly developed by local General Practitioners and Specialists, which greatly enhances the delivery and integration of patient care through locally agreed processes and referral information into hospital clinics, community health services, allied health, and a range of other health service providers. By using this information, Primary Care clinicians are equipped to make informed decisions about patient treatment, providing them with the right care, in the right place at the right time.

Hospital HealthPathways (HHP) provides secondary care clinicians with access to a suite of locally agreed pathways of care within a hospital environment. HHP is written primarily for junior doctors, senior doctors working outside their specialty, and doctors working in non-specialty areas, such as emergency or general medicine. HHP supports patient flow, including early discharge to the community.

HealthPathways are designed to be quick and simple to use and include:

  • management and treatment options for clinical conditions
  • educational resources for patients
  • referral information for local services and specialists.

Community and Hospital HealthPathways facilitate informed decisions at the point of care, supporting collaboration and the integration of care processes through standardised ways of working.

 Who uses HealthPathways?  

Currently, there are thirteen Community and one Hospital HealthPathways regions that cover the state of NSW. The primary health networks and corresponding local health districts that support each region are listed below.

Community HealthPathways Region Primary Health Network Local Health District
ACT & SNSW South Eastern PHN
In partnership with ACT PHN
Southern NSW in collaboration with
ACT Government Health
Central Coast Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC) PHN Central Coast LHD
Hunter New England Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC) PHN Hunter New England (HNE) LHD
Illawarra Shoalhaven South Eastern NSW PHN Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD
Mid and North Coast North Coast PHN Mid North Coast LHD
Northern NSW LHD
Murrumbidgee Murrumbidgee PHN Murrumbidgee LHD
Nepean Blue Mountains Nepean Blue Mountains PHN Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
South Eastern Sydney Central and Eastern Sydney PHN South Eastern Sydney LHD
South Western Sydney South Western Sydney PHN South Western Sydney LHD
Sydney Central and Eastern Sydney PHN Sydney LHD
Sydney North Northern Sydney PHN Northern Sydney LHD
Western NSW Western NSW PHN Far West LHD
Western NSW LHD
Western Sydney Western Sydney PHN Western Sydney LHD
Hospital HealthPathways Region Primary Health Network Local Health District
Hunter New England Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC) PHN Hunter New England (HNE) LHD

For more information on regional HealthPathways, you can visit the CIAP website (NSW Health staff only).

Current as at: Monday 17 April 2023
Contact page owner: System Performance Support