General Practice Liaison Unit

The General Practice Liaison Unit (GPLU) is a dual initiative between SA Health and Adelaide Primary Health Networks (APHN). It has been put together to provide a link between the NALHN and local GPs in the northern area.

The aim of the unit is to encourage and improve the exchange of information, co-operation, efficiency, and quality of communication between hospitals and general practice - in relation to patients and services provided by the hospital.

The GPLU will be introducing the following initiatives to develop the links with local GPs:


Visit GP Practices in the North for face-face discussion, education on services and discuss more NALHN community engagement.

To be conducted over 2018/2019.

Health Pathways

Prioritise localisation of NALHN specific pathways, based on GP feedback and regular auditing of Outpatients and Emergency Department referrals.

This will be a collaborative initiative between SA Health and Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN).

cdmNet access trial

GPLU with Chronic Disease Management Unit (CDMU) - Shared Care Model with Health Care Homes Trial

  • Electronic online platform
  • GPLU specific access to patient GP medical files through CDMU to aid shared care of identified patients.

GP referral guidelines

Assist GPs in identifying and providing key minimal required history and investigations to aid appropriate triage and service access.

Hospital avoidance pathways promotion

  • Quick Access Clinics
  • Hospital in the Home
  • Nurse led clinics
  • Clinical pathways – i.e. cellulitis
  • Chronic Disease Management Unit
  • Health Pathways

For further information on the General Practice Liaison Unit and their programs contact the team on (08) 8282 0495 or