Practitioner Resources

The resources available here are made available by Northern Territory PHN for the benefit of primary health care practitioners in the Northern Territory.

NT PHN is currently in the process of updating our referral directories and the updated versions will be published on this website in the near future.  Please continue to provide any new or updated contact and content details to be included in the referral directories.  If you have any queries in relation to the directories email:

Service Directories



Top End Specialist and Referral Directory 


September 2017

The Top End Specialist and Referral Directory provides detailed information on Specialists providing services in the Top End and contains information about referral protocols to Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) and other information to guide practitioners in making a referral to a specialist appropriately and effectively.

BreastScreen Australia Resources

The Australian Government has increased its commitment to the early detection of breast cancer by expanding the BreastScreen Australia target age to include women 70-74.

The BreastScreen Australia campaign supports the expansion through activities designed to inform women of the changes and encourage their participation in the program. The campaign was launched in 2015.

Aimed at promoting the importance of breast screening to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, posters and brochures in four community languages; Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Torres Strait Islander Creole and Warlpiri, are now available.

Download: BreastScreen Australia Aboriginal A3 poster

These posters and a range of additional resources are available to any health service or community organisation that would like to promote the importance of regular breast screening. To view and access additional resources visit the BreastScreen Australia website.

Expectant and New Parent Resources

Jean Hailes For Women's Health - 'What Were We Thinking!' app for expectant and new parents

Download: NT PHN Pregnancy Kit

Immunisation Resources

As of 1 January 2016 only families who fully immunise their children, are on a reconginsed vaccination catch-up schedule or have an approved medical exemption can receive family assistance payments such as Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A Supplement.

The Chief Medical Officer has written to providers describing the catch-up vaccination arrangements and provided five resources to support conversations with vaccine hesitant parents. Additional informatin is available on the Immunise Australia website.

Download: Immunisation Resource - What about autism?
Download: Immunisation Resource - How do vaccines affect immunity?
Download: Immunisation Resource - What is in vaccines?
Download: Immunisation Resource - How are vaccines shown to be safe?
Download: Immunisation Resource - Why is the schedule the way it is?

Mandatory Reporting of Perinatal and Related Information

As of 1 July 2014 the 'principal person' responsible at a perinatal episode or related event will be required by law to notify the episode or event to the Perinatal Registry of the NT Department of Health. This is in accordance with Part 5, NT Public and Environmental Health Regulations. For further information, click here

Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum (NTAHF)

The NTAHF provides high-level guidance and decision-making aimed at ensuring that Aboriginal peoples in the Northern Territory enjoy health and wellbeing outcomes equal to that of the community as a whole.

Download: Agreement on Northern Territory Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing 2015–2020

For more information click here

Tropical Health in the Top End

This reference guide was produced by the former Top End Division of General Practice (TEDGP) in 2003.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care - Acute Stroke Clincial Care standard, Indicator Specification: Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard and consumer and clinician fact sheet
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Australian General Practice Network (AGPN)
Australian Medical Association (AMA)
CARPA Standard Treatment Reference Manual (5th edition)
Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE)
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Rural Doctors' Association of Australia (RDAA)

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

National Guide to a Preventative Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
An Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols and Perspectives
Interpretive Guide to the RACGP Standards for General Practices (4th edition) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services
RACGP Standards for General Practices (5th edition)
Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Australian General Practice