Primary Care Resources

GPs and registrars new to South Western Sydney

Here is an introduction to the support South Western Sydney PHN provides to registrars and GPs. Our hope is for you to see the many benefits of practising in our diverse region and continue to work in South Western Sydney.

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) is an Australian Government Initiative. We are a not-for-profit health organisation dedicated to supporting general practitioners, practice nurses and other primary health providers. We play a key role in linking GPs, practice nurses, other primary health providers, hospitals, and aged care, ensuring care is integrated and shaped around the needs of the person receiving the care.

South Western Sydney includes the local government areas of Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee. We are one of 31 PHNs Australia-wide.

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Your Practice Support Officer

A Practice Support Officer (PSO) is your go-to person for getting answers to any of your PHN-related questions. Your PSO can introduce you to tools used throughout South Western Sydney including digital supports and referral pathways, including localised services commissioned by SWSPHN you can refer your patients to.

Your PSO is here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to call 4632 3000 or email for any queries you may have.



PHN Services

We recommend you become aware of these products and services to help your time while practising at South Western Sydney:


CPD program

Maintain, improve and broaden your knowledge, expertise and competence by participating in SWSPHN’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) offerings. Our CPD program facilitates educational opportunities, both face-to-face and via webinar, on topics identified as priorities by SWSPHN in collaboration with local GPs. CPD hours are automatically added for accredited registrars who attend RACGP-approved activities through us.

You will receive an email every Friday highlighting upcoming CPD events. Events are also listed on our website.
(If you don’t receive your weekly Friday CPD email please call your PSO on 4632 3000 to ensure your details are correct.)

CPD Events


Practice Pulse e-newsletter

Read the latest, relevant primary health news including State and Federal government announcements, networking opportunities, SWSPHN activities and service updates.

You will receive a newsletter every Wednesday. Past editions may be accessed from our website.
(If you don’t receive your weekly Practice Pulse email please call your PSO on 4632 3000 to ensure your details are correct.)

Practice Pulse archive



HealthPathways supports registrars and GPs with clinical guidance and localised service information. Use the online clinical and referral information portal at the point-of-care to access management and treatment options on a range of clinical presentations and information about local clinical services and their referral processes. A number of local GPs participate in the development of HealthPathways content in consultation with South Western Sydney Local Health District clinicians.

from the below options, enter the region you practice in: 

bankstown, fairfield, highlands, liverpool, macarthur 




Health Resources Directory provides safe, reliable, and locally relevant health information to patients about their new diagnosis.

Health Resource Directory is the patient-side website to complement HealthPathways.

More than 300 topics have been adapted from the clinical content on HealthPathways.

Factsheets and audio files are available in the languages most spoken throughout South Western Sydney: English, Arabic, Simplified English/Mandarin and Vietnamese. The information has been reviewed and endorsed by local community members and GPs.

You may print the factsheets for your patients directly from the ‘Patient Information’ section on HealthPathways pages during consultations.

Explore patient resources


Commissioned mental health services

GPs can refer their patients who need support with their mental health and experience barriers to accessing mental health services through Medicare (Better Access Initiative) to a range of primary mental health and suicide prevention services co-designed and funded by SWSPHN, including a consultant psychiatry service. Services are delivered in line with a stepped care model which guides GPs, with the support of our Central Intake team, to determine the best service to suit everyone's needs, supporting them to move up and down stepped care services as required.
Call SWSPHN Mental Health Intake on 1300 797 746.

Mental health overview


Commissioned Alcohol and Other Drugs support services

Refer you patients who struggle with addition to any of the commissioned services outlined on our website or call the GP Drug and Alcohol Advice and Support Hotline on 0455 079 436 for guidance.

Alcohol and other drugs overview



Referral forms, templates and other primary care resources

While practising in South Western Sydney you will likely require the Triple I referral form, Mental Health Central Intake referral form and Mental Health Treatment Plan templates. Use the Search Resource Library section of our website to find and download not just referral templates but close to 950 resources on myriad of topics.

Ask your PSO to demonstrate Primary Care Resources on our website.

Search resource library



What else we do...

SWSPHN provide advice and services to help you support patients with a vast range of circumstances or conditions.

Visit the What We Do section of our website to see what support we provide.

What we do

We are happy to help

Feel free to contact us to discuss any aspect of the PHN.

SWS Registrar Introduction

Introduce a registrar, who is new to practising in South Western Sydney, to ensure they will begin to receive the weekly Practice Pulse newsletter, CPD event updates and other important information for general practices in our region.

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