The preferred method of referral to the SCHHS is via electronic secure messaging (Medical Objects). However, some referral information may not be able to be sent electronically, such as scanned reports. The SCHHS referral centre and GPLO team have created a Fax Cover Sheet to accompany any patient information that did not go with the original referral. This may be because it could not be attached electronically or because it came in after the referral was sent. The cover sheet assists the SCHHS referral centre in collating referral information to ensure timely triage.

To assist practices, the PHN has developed a Fax Cover Sheet template for GP clinical software which auto-populates with the practice and patient details.

Could you please import the Fax Cover Sheet template into your clinical software and use when additional referral information is being sent via fax.  This may be done by Practice Managers, Reception staff or clinical staff.

For support on how to import, use and populate the template please refer to your PHN Practice Support Officer.