– WEBSITES –
– INFO SHEETS & DOWNLOADS –
GENERAL PRACTICE INFORMATION
Better Health Channel
Useful, easy to read information and A-Z factsheets.
Health on the Net Foundation(HON)
Conduct your searches of medical topics through this site for trustworthy medical information.
Patient Decision Aid
This is a very useful site that has numerous links to information to help you make decisions about your treatment and healthcare.
A very comprehensive site of useful resources and animated clips
NPS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to support the best use of medicines to improve health and well-being.
Cancer Council Australia
The Cancer Council’s Website provides lots of useful information and resources
Links to Breast, Cervical and Bowel cancer screening programs.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Bowel Cancer Australia
Cancer Council QLD
Cancer Australian (Government)
Includes information from the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC), and information on lung and gynaecological cancers. Links to Australian cancer support organisations and websites.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education. Excellent cancer information and links to other reliable cancer information websites.
The Heart Foundation provides guidelines for health professionals and informs the public and assists people with cardiovascular disease.
National Cholesterol Education Program Australia
This website includes information for patients including the ‘Heart-to-Heart’ booklet.
The Stroke Foundation
Useful guidelines; good overview on prevention, treatment and educational activities
This website is an evidence-based resource for complementary medicines. It includes an excellent drug interaction guide
The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
AIMA is an independent not for profit organisation of individual medical practitioners seeking to provide whole person medical care by integrating evidence-based complementary medicine into mainstream practice.
Australian College of Dermatologists
All about Acne
Good patient orientated guide.
Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre
Useful site on common occupational dermatoses and their management.
Eczema Association of Australasia
National Psoriasis Foundation
American website. Excellent patient resource.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL
Therapeutic Goods Administration
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods.
Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
Resources for those struggling with alcohol use. Links to AA meetings.
Quit smoking resources.
Australian Government website with quit smoking resources
The Australian Thyroid Foundation
The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) is a member-based organisation, with membership fees and donations used to support and educate members with the most up-to-date, research, treatment and medications.
The Gastroenterological Society of Australia
GESA is Australia’s peak body for the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology. This website is an online resource for GESA members, health professionals and consumers needing more information
Crohn’s and Colitis Australia
IBIS Irritable Bowel Information & Support Association of Australia
Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.
Council on Ageing (NSW)
Ageing with vitality: Your everyday guide to healthy active living.
An amazing resource for the older person
The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health.
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Immunise Australia Program (Government)
Immunisation Calculator (SA Health)
The calculator is a computer-based system that uses the National Immunisation Program Schedule. Parents, carers and immunisation providers can use the calculator to assist in catch-up scheduling for vaccinations for children up to 7.
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers
This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.Endorsed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Medical Association.
Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.
Problem Gambling – VIC Health
Black Dog Institute
Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.
Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.
Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
Epilepsy Action Australia
Motor neurone disease (MND) Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia
Australian Divison of World Action on Salt & Health
Food Standards New Zealand Australia
The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
Go for 2 and 5
Recommended consumption of fruit and vegetables.
OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
American online community of Obstetrics/Gynecology medical professionals, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and the women they serve.
The Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria
The Australasian Menopause Society
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
National Cervical Screening Program
Family Planning Victoria: Women
Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
Breast Screen Victoria
National Cervical Screening Program