Welcome to the SpotOnHealth HealthPathways Project site
This site assists with the management of the SpotOnHealth HealthPathways program. It includes information about how HealthPathways is developed locally, how you can access it,
and how it can help you in your clinical work. 
What is SpotOnHealth HealthPathways?

SpotOnHealth HealthPathways provides clinicians in the greater Brisbane South catchment with web-based information outlining the assessment, management and referral of more than 550 conditions. Click on the image to the right to see an example pathway.

HealthPathways is based on an initiative from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) in Christchurch, New Zealand, where it has contributed to significant improvements in the way hospitals and general practice share the care and management of patients. It is designed to be used at point of care primarily by general practitioners but is also available to specialists, nurses, allied health and other health professionals.

Please click on the image above to see a pathway.

The HealthPathways portal is not designed for patient use, therefore a username and password is only provided to clinicians. However, many of the pathways do contain information for patients which can be printed off and given to patients at  the time of consultation.

Important information about using HealthPathways

SpotOnHealth HealthPathways is being progressively localised to the Brisbane South region through collaborations between general practitioners, hospital specialists, allied health and nursing providers, non-government organisations and peak bodies.

Localised pathways can be found in the Table of Contents under ‘Localised Pathways'. We anticipate that the process of localising all the pathways to the Brisbane South region will take a period of up to five years.

Until all pathways are localised for Brisbane South, information developed in Canterbury, New Zealand will be available. Pathways that have been developed in New Zealand and are not yet localised for Brisbane South have a warning banner like this: 

New Zealand pathways may contain useful condition management information. However, please use your clinical judgement as to the appropriateness for your patient and the Brisbane South region. Please keep this in mind whilst viewing the site.

Find out more about how pathways are developed here.

HealthPathways access

Visit SpotOnHealth HealthPathways by clicking on the button below:

A username and password is required to access SpotOnHealth HealthPathways. If you do not have one, please contact us at
spotonhealth@health.qld.gov.au.
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Find out more about how to get started on SpotOnHealth HealthPathways:

Coming soon

We are currently working on pathways about:

  • Kidney disease
  • ENT
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Gynaecology
  • Mental health
  • Veteran health
  • Gastroenterology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
Get involved

You can contact the SpotOnHealth HealthPathways team at spotonhealth@health.qld.gov.au to:

  • Make a suggestion or send us feedback
  • Get involved in developing a pathway
  • Request a pathway to be localised or developed.
Our partners

An initiative of Metro South Health and Brisbane South PHN in partnership with Mater Health Services and Children’s Health Queensland, SpotOnHealth HealthPathways is only possible with the support of our regional, state, private and non-government health care partners. Find out more about our partners here.