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Some useful websites

20 December 2019


USEFUL LINKS


Patient Information Sites (A-Z)
 

Information about GP Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare items

Follow this link to a fact sheet that outlines what you need to be able to access a GP Chronic Disease Plan 

GP Chronic Disease Management Plans

 

Information reagrding the Avian Flu

www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/pubhlth-pandemic-healthcare-publicfactsheet.htm

 

Arthritis Arthritis Foundation of Australia
www.arthritisaustralia.com.au
Extensive patient information.

Asthma and COPD

National Asthma Council 
www.nationalasthma.org.au
Patient information and management guidelines.

 

Australian Lung Foundation
www.lungnet.org.au
Patient information and COPD guidelines.

Breast Cancer

Cancer Australia - has  amalgamated with National Breast and Ovarian Cancer
http://canceraustralia.gov.au          
Extensive information for patients and GPs including clinical practice guidelines.

Breast Screen Australia www.breastscreen.info.au
Patient and GP information including clinical practice guidelines.
 

Cervical Screening

National Cervical Screening Program
www.cancerscreening.gov.au
Patient and GP information including guidelines.


Papscreen Victoria
www.papscreen.org.au
Patient information and practitioner resources.

 

Complimentary Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
www.nccam.nih.gov
Information on treatments and therapies. Links to resources and current clinical trials.


MEDLINEplus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herbalmedicine.html
Extensive patient information.

Depression/Mental Health beyondblue
www.beyondblue.org.au
Extensive patient information and GP resouces including patient fact sheets.


Centre for Mental Health Research - ANU
www.bluepages.anu.edu.au
Extensive patient information.

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression - UNSW
www.crufad.unsw.edu.au
Extensive patient and GP information.

InfraPsych
www.infrapsych.com
Extensive patient education on range of mental health conditions plus online treatment program.

 

Diabetes

Diabetes Australia
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
General patient information with a focus on diet, exercise and diabetes education.
eHealth

eHealth Record
www.ehealth.gov.au
Register and manager your secure and personally controlled eHealth Record.

 

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Association Australia
www.epilepsy.org.au
Information on all aspects of treatment geared to children, teens and adults.


Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
www.epinet.org.au
Excellent patient information.

 

Gut

Gut Foundation
http://www.gut.nsw.edu.au
Patient information on a range of conditions.


Gastroenterological Society of Australia
www.gesa.org.au
Patient information sheets and access to guidelines for registerd GESA members.

 

Headaches

Headache Australia
www.headacheaustralia.org.au
Patient information.
 

Heart Disease

National Heart Foundation of Australia
www.heartfoundation.com.au
Extensive patient and GP information including management guidelines.
 

Immunisation

Immunise Australia Program
www.immunise.health.gov.au
Patient and GP information. Includes a link to the immunisation schedule.
 

Menopause

The Jean Hailes Foundation
www.jeanhailes.org.au
Patient information and resources for health professionals.


Australasian Menopause Society
www.menopause.org.au
Patient and GP information including guidelines and links to resources.

 

Nutrition

Australian Nutrition Foundation - Nutrition Australia
www.nutritionaustralia.org
General nutrition information for patients.


University of Sydney Glycemic Index
www.glycemicindex.com
Information about the glycaemic index (GI) including a database of food GI ratings.

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia
www.osteoporosis.org.au
Patient fact sheets and GP information including treatment guidelines.
 

Paediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aappolicy.org
Patient fact sheets including clinical practice guidelines.
 

Travel

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
www.dfat.gov.au/travel/index.html
Travel advice including health warnings.
 

Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm
Travel advice including disease outbreaks and vaccinations.

World Health Organisation
www.who.int/csr/en
Epidemic alerts and outbreaks.

Information Sites

These sites provide extensive patient information about a range of health conditions.

 

MyDr
www.mydr.com.au
 

Kids Helpline
www.kidshelp.com.au

The Better Health Channel
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Australian Medical Association

Australian Medical Association

www.ama.com.au

The Womens Online Facts Sheets for women www.thewomens.org.au/AtoZFactSheets
General guide for services for aged members of our community.

www.health.vic.gov.au/agedcare/

Royal Childrens Hospital Kids Information facts Sheets www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/factsheets.cfm
WIRE - Womens Information and Referral Exchange www.wire.org.au