The Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network (VPCN) engages clinical leaders and experts to drive and promote clinical best practice, research and innovation, and quality improvement in paediatric care. It is open to all those with a role or interest in paediatrics and child and adolescent health.
For more information, see the VPCN page on the Better Safer Care .
Paediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines
Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (PIC)
The Royal Children's Hospital has partnered with Safer Care Victoria, the New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation, and Queensland Health Clinical Excellence Division to form the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (PIC).
One of the main aims of the PIC is to reduce unwarranted variation in clinical care via the development, endorsement, publication and promotion of evidence based paediatric clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) that outline best practice clinical management of high volume and high risk paediatric clinical conditions. It is hoped that the PIC will become a national entity over the next few years.
For more information on the Paediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines, see the Royal Children's Hospital Clinical Guidelines website.
Statewide Paediatric HealthPathways
The VPCN has partnered with the Victorian Primary Health Network Alliance (PHN) on the Statewide Paediatric HealthPathways project for Gippsland, Eastern and North Western Melbourne, Murray and Western Victoria.
A range of Royal Children's Hospital Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) have been translated into 29 new statewide care and referral pathways for use within general practice.
For more information, see the Statewide Paediatric HealthPathways website.