What is Consultation
Consultation is a key part of HealthPathways development process where health professionals and service providers from across our state are invited to consult on draft pathways prior to publication.
While feedback via the HealthPathways portal is encouraged and can be easily provided at anytime, the consultation process provides an opportunity for review and feedback during the localisation process prior to the pathway going live.
The time taken to provide consultation feedback will vary widely between different clinicians and different pathways. The pathways differ in terms of complexity and length. Some clinicians prefer to give more global feedback on the pathway, whereas others provide very detailed feedback on specific clinical points or service information and this can depend on their professional role and their familiarity with the topic / services. Some groups are included in consultation to comment on very specific parts of the pathway (eg: radiologists will be included in some pathways to specifically provide feedback on the content around imaging recommendations). Therefore, it is difficult to provide an accurate estimate of the time taken to provide consultation feedback for all professionals involved in the process. It could take anywhere from 30 minutes up to several hours depending on the level of detail they wish to provide in terms of feedback.
Consultation runs for 14 calendar days, and participation is by invitation. Participants receive an email indicating consultation is open for a specific pathway along with a link and login details to access the draft pathway.
All feedback received is reviewed by the GP Clinical Editor and supports the HealthPathways Team with finalising the draft for publication to the live HealthPathways SA portal.
All current work in progress is listed on the Pathway Progress page. Register your interest for being involved on any of the pathways currently coming up for consultation or future consultations by emailing the HealthPathways Team indicating the pathway/s or clinical area of interest. Time required for someone to review a pathway during consultation
Register for consultation: Email HPSA Team
HealthPathways SA Development Process
Each pathway goes through a development process. If you are interested in being involved in localisation of pathways, please contact us indicating pathway/s or clinical areas of interest.