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Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine (AADDM)
AHPRA Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
   Medical Validation Discussion - AHPRA - Have your say by 3 August 2018

Advanced Care Directives
Advanced Care Directive Advisory Service 1300 208 582
Advanced Care Directives Forms: NSW, SA - other: Qld, Vic,

Aged Care
My Aged Care [Aust Govt] 1800 200 422 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2pm Sat)
Alzheimers Australia;    Frequently Asked Questions
Australian Hearing 1300 412 512 [Aust Govt]
Accessing Aged Care Services in Australia [Carers NSW]
Box n Dice Activities Resource Kits - Aged Care Activities and Resources for Seniors living in Aged Care Facilities, Retirement Villages and at Home with Assistance
Calmology - For People Living With Dementia - for Behaviour Management. The Calmology Aromatherapy Professional Kit provides non-pharmacological interventions for behaviours of concern in clients with dementia in a supported care setting. A new tool for the Carer’s Toolkit.
Carer Gateway Find A Service.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) [Aust Govt]
* Continence Aids Program 1800 330 066
Continence Foundation of Australia supplies free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems
Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia
DB-MAS Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service 24/7 ph 1800 699 799 [Aust Govt]
Dementia Enabling Environment Project (DEEP) Virtual Information Centre provides practical tips, guides and resources to help make the places where we live more dementia enabling.
Centrepay Setup bills to be automatically deducted from [Centrelink]
Dementia Shop Australia offers a range of products that enhance quality or life for persons living with dementia
Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) Model of Care
The Geriatric Flying Squad (GFS) . Rapid Assessment for the Functionally Declining Patient.
Guardianship and Administrators [Aust Govt]
Guardianship and Administration Council, Australia [AGAC]
Hammond Care At Home; Home Care Packages Program [Aust Govt] give older people full control over their care choices
Independence Australia
Montessori for Dementia.  
My Health Record [Aust Govt]
My Gov
Go here to update your details for:- Medicare ; ATO -Australian Taxation Office ; Centrelink ; Child Support ; DVA - Department of Veterans' Affairs ; NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme ; Messages can include online letters, statements and other types of important information

NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme [Aust Govt] (Plans & Payments)
Patient Advocates Australia On your side, At your side
Pets of Older Persons (POOPs) program. [RSPCA]
Respite Care (CRCCs) [My Aged Care-Aust Govt] 1800 052 222 or AfterHours 1800 059 059
The Senior Newsletter
Public Toilet Map - National
Vision Australia - Spectacles program (NSW) (Govt funded)

ADHA Australian Digital Health Agency  [was NEHTA]
AHPRA    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) ASHM provides support to the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health workforce
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)  AFAO's vision is 'Working together to defeat HIV and new HIV infections in Australia, Asia and the Pacific'.

Ambulance Care Plans - These plans specifically authorise NSW Ambulance paramedics to deliver individually tailored treatment to patients based on their GP’s orders as documented in the plan. The plan can be initiated by any members of a patient’s care-team, however final approval and signing prior to submission to NSW Ambulance is the responsibility of the treating GP. In the event of Triple Zero (000) call-out by the patient, the NSW Ambulance Authorised Adult Palliative Care Plan is initiated, and may include administration of medications and other actions to relieve and manage symptoms in the home. Templates are available through HealthPathways for surgery software.

Autism Support Groups
ASPECT Autism Spectrum Australia
DSM-5 autism spectrum diagnostic criteria
ICD-10-CM diagnostic definitions (Autism and Asperger's are still separated in the 2015 ICD-10-CM (US Version). Classified as PDDs

Anthrax & Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA), Australian national notifiable diseases and case definitions
Apps for Doctors

[ASPREN] surveillance system for influenza-like illness A comparison with FluTracking and the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
Asthma Foundation Australia
Asthma - Kids With Asthma - for parents
ATSI - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders healthcare

Aussie Outages offers a realtime overview of status information and outages for all kinds of services. Tracking any service that its users consider vital to their everyday lives, including (but not limited to) internet providers, mobile providers, airlines, public transport and online services

Australian Breastfeeding Association
Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS]
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards [ACHS] The ACHS accredits a broad range of health care organisations across Australia.
Australian Physiotherapy Association [APA]

Australian Resuscitation Council [ARC] Any Attempt at Resuscitation is Better Than No Attempt - Learn how - Keep up to date

Autologous Tenocyte Implantation (ATI) for Tendon Regeneration [Ortho.cell]

Basic Life Support: REST course Lecture 2 ACRRM
BEACH Study (program now closed)
Bear Cottage for children & families
Better Health Channel
Bladder Bowel CAPS [Aust Govt]
Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Brain Injury Australia

Cancer Australia
Cancer Council Australia

Carers Carers Australia (NSW)
Carer Gateway Find A Service.

Developed specifically for carers, the new Carer Gateway will help carers access practical information and advice and connect with services in their local area. Carer Gateway includes a website, phone service and service finder to assist carers to locate their nearest support services. Carers can visit or call the professional, Australian based team on 1800 422 737 Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm.

Careflight rescue
Chemists & Pharmacy
CYH Child & Youth Health
Clinical Trials [NHMRC]
Clinical Toxinology Resources
Cochrane Search
Continence Foundation of Australia

Dept of Health
Dept of Health Publications
Dept of Health WA

Australian Diabetes Society
The main aim of ADS is to enhance the welfare of individuals with diabetes mellitus through improving knowledge and understanding, producing management guidelines, training of health professionals and supporting diabetes research.

Drugs & Alcohol

Drs - GPs in Australia
Doctor’s Spouse Network
Dust Diseases Authority (DDA) ~ Insurance and Care NSW (icare)


eMedical Medical Info Online

Endometriosis - Jean Hailes For Women's Health



Falls Prevention

Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)
First Aid
Flu Tracking, Australia
FODMAP diet [monash] IBS, Diverticulitis
Food Additive Codes
Food Poisoning: An alphabetical guide to the bugs that cause it and how you can avoid it.  Food poisoning occurs when you consume food or drink that has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses or the toxins produced by some bugs.

Gastroenteroly & Hepatology [GESA]

General Practice

General Practitioners in Australia (Divisions/Medicare Locals/Primary Health Networks, Drs Mailgroups)
GP Accreditation
General Practice Education and Training Limited [GPET]
General Practice Registrars Australia [GPRA]
General Practice Software
General Practice Workforce [GP Atlas]
Managing emergencies and pandemics in general practice [RACGP]
Practice Management

Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA)
Australiasian Society for Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA)
Genome Sequencing - Genome One - Garvan Institute’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical genomics

Glaucoma Australia
Graves' Disease/Hyperthyroidism [Thyroid Foundation]

Guardianship and Administrators [Aust Govt]
Guardianship and Administration Council,Australia [AGAC]

Glaucoma - IStent treatment Trabecullar Micro Bypass

Haemachromatosis Australia - Inherited Iron Overload Disorder
Haemophilia Foundation & Bleeding Disorders

HealthDirect Healthdirect provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia

Healthy and Active The Australian Government is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing obesity, and taking preventative measures to improve the health of all Australians.
Healthy Bones Action Week Healthy Bones Action Week calls on Australians of all ages to take the three actions to build and maintain healthy bones:
Hep C Treatment Decision Tool, for GP's as of 1.3.16

Health Departments

ACT Health
NT Dept Health
NSW Health
Queensland Health
SA Health
Tasmania - Department of Health and Human Services
Victoria - Department of Human Services
WA Dept Health

Heart Foundation
Heart Foundation Clinical Resources
[HISA] Health Informatics Society of Australia
HIV, viral hepatitis and STI [ASHM]
Hospitals  Public & Private
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hypothyroidism/Underactive Thyroid [Thyroid Foundation]

IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome [monash] Low FODMAP diet
Immunisation & Vaccines

Independance Australia  (was Paraquad)

Intellectual Disability Services

[NDIS]   National Disability Insurance Scheme (see below for more)
Carer Gateway Find A Service .
Centrepay Setup bills to be automatically deducted from [Centrelink]
Changing Places Accessible Toilets
Companion Cards [Aust Govt]
Special Needs Kids, Primary School [Kidspot ]
Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) 1800 330 066.
CAPS is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products.

Paraquad provides a support system to people with a spinal cord injury by developing services and care regimes with the aim to help them achieve their life choices after injury
LÁrche Australia -Communities - Group Homes
Leapfrog Abilities
Life Without Barriers

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)
IVF Program Information for health professionals about the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised section 100 In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Program.

The Jean Hailes Foundation for women's health
Jenny Craig help with diet
Journals - Medical

KaRa Minds - independent research institute, NSW
Kidney Health Australia

Long QT Syndrome [SADS]
Australasian Lymphology Association [ALA]
Lymphoedema Association of Victoria
Lynch Syndrome  (previously known as HNPCC) is an inherited genetic mutation which gives people an increased chance of developing certain cancers across their lifetime, often at a younger age than the general population (i.e. before 50 years of age).


Macular Disease Foundation Australia
Medical Benevolent Association of NSW [MBANSW]
Medical Board of Australia - - - Changes to Registration 1.10.16

Medical Cannabis
NSW Terminal Illness Cannabis Scheme
Registration Form - Medical Cannabis

QLD - Synthetic Cannabis
NSW Trials – 1/ ,    2/,
Victoria Medical Cannabis Products
Medical Hemp Association warns against CBD only medicine and laws

Medical Help
Medical Stocks & Supplies - for surgeries and pt home supplies
Medical Terms - A Glossary [Qld Govt]
Medicare Australia
Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Australia Doctors Without Borders

Mental Health

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
GROW Mental health 12-step/self-help group - 1800 558 268
Head to Health
Mental Health Association NSW [Way Ahead]
MoodGym CBT Training Program online
NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme [Aust Govt] (Plans & Payments)
SANE Australia Serenity, Mental Health Foundation,(ACT) (self-help group for relatives and friends of people with a mental illness). Further information 02 6282 6658
Richmond Fellowship of Victoria, Services & Programs
Suicide-crisis and counselling helpline - LIFELINE- 13 11 14

Metric to Imperial / Imperial to Metric Conversion Calculator
Menopause Society, Australian

Montessori Ageing Services (MASSA) For Dementia care
Montessori Environments support the person and are aimed at also supporting memory loss (when it is present) and addressing the many and diverse issues that can arise for people living with dementia. The innovative techniques used to create Montessori Environments are intended to engage people (both those with dementia and those without) in life and living. This is achieved by providing an environment that makes it possible for each person to find information, meaning and purpose in their day, whilst supporting losses and circumventing their deficits.

MTHFR Testing Information for GPs [NSW Govt]
MTHFR genetic mutation tests
MTHFR Test explained - [Labs Online]
Multicultural Health Communication Service, NSW
Muscular Dystrophy Australia
MS Multiple Sclerosis, MS Connect, New diagnosis, Accessing support, living well

Murtaghs Patient information. John Murtagh GP Series [NEVGP]
My Aged Care 
The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

MyDr, Reliable Australian health and medicines information
My Health Record
My Health Record NASH PKI 1800 700 199

[NDIS]   National Disability Insurance Scheme

Key Phone Numbers:
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1800 880 052

National Disability Insurance Agency [NDIA]: 1800 800 110

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission: 1800 035 544

NDIS Self Management Guide

NDIS New Participant Booklets

[NNAAMI] National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill Parent/s

National Asthma Council Australia

[NABS] Auslan Interpreters
NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service. NABS is funded by the Australian Government to provide interpreters FREE of charge to people who use sign language to communicate and would like to book an interpreter for private health care appointments.

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance [NCIRS]
National Divisions of General Practice/Medicare Locals / Primary Health Networks/GPs of Australia [HBAW]

[NHMRC] National Health and Medical Research Council , NHMRC funding supports research in Australia across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research

[NPS] National Prescribing Service MedicineWise

Amputee Association of NSW Free call 1800 810 969. This network of trained peer support volunteers are available to visit patients who have recently undergone or are facing the prospect of amputation.

Nutrition Australia, Nutrition Australia is a non-government, non-profit, community based-organisation with offices throughout Australia. Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Nutritional Translational Science, monash uni

Opal Travel Cards NSW [NSW Govt]

Optometry Australia


Pain Management
Pain Management for paediatrics , Westmead Managing chronic pain with telehealth

Paliiative Care
Apps: palliAGEDgp & palliAGEDnurse Smartphone Apps. The GATI Project team have released the first Decision Assist app in April 2015, palliAGEDgp, and have developed a second app, palliAGEDnurse which has been released on the 12th May 2016.
Advance Care Planning Australia Advisory Service 1300 208 582. Advance care planning advice Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST; Palliative care advice 24/7
Caresearch Palliative Care - palliative care knowledge network. Health professionals - CPD etc

Decision Assist Phone Advisory Line - 1300 668 908 - 24/7
General Practitioners and aged care staff around Australia, including nurses, allied health professionals and personal care workers can access the latest, expert information and advice about advance care planning and palliative care. [PCA Palliative Care Australia]
[PCOC]- Palliative Symptoms Assessment Score [Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration]
Palliative Care Victoria
Palliative Care South Australia
PEPA Program of Experience in the Palliative Care Approach

Patient Advocates Australia -An independent patient advocate works directly for the client/patient and does not have a moral or practical conflict of interest with a health provider employer or with any bureaucracy. All advocates have long history of working within national hospitals and understand the process you are going through. They are there to support you, help you understand any decisions you need to make etc
Patient Advocate Sydney

Patient Information Sheets ie Murtaghs etc

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service [PHCRIS] is a national primary health care organisation based in the Discipline of General Practice at Flinders University in South Australia.
PHCRIS is primarily funded under the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy, a national initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Pharmacy / Chemists
Pneumosmart Vaccination Tool
Possum Pictures Of Standard Syndromes and Undiagnosed Malformations. [Victorian Clinical Genetics Service (VCGS) and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) ]
Practice Management
Practice Nursing - Nursing in Primary Health Care. private practices
Prescribing & Pharmaceutical

Privacy Guidelines for the Private Health Sector The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) is an Australian law which regulates the handling of personal information about individuals.
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.
The Privacy Act includes thirteen Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The APPs set out standards, rights and obligations for the handling, holding, use, accessing and correction of personal information (including sensitive information).

Prostate Health. South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative [SAPCCOC]
Public health and natural disasters
Public Toilet Map - National

QIMR The Queensland Institute of Medical Research QIMR Berghofer, established in 1945 as the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR)

Quest For Life Foundtion The Quest for Life Foundation was established in 1989 by Petrea King. It offers support and meditation groups for people living with cancer, grief, AIDS, depression, anxiety and other traumas as well as teaching programs.

QUIT Smoking - Quitline 13 78 48 [Aust Govt] Smoking Cessation The Smoking cessation guidelines for Australian general practice and the supporting resource material provide practical information on smoking cessation and effective strategies that general practitioners and other practice staff can apply to identify smokers and assist them to stop smoking.

Quit Smoking - Are you ready? I Can Quit. [Cancer Council]

Radiation Exposure [Thyroid Foundation]
Red Cross

Scleroderma Australia
Skin Cancer Clinics, Australia
SIA Safety Institute of Australia

Sports Medicine - Australian Sports Commission  (ASC)

Smoking? Quit Smoking - Are you ready? I Can Quit. [Cancer Council]
Stress - The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. Understanding the Impact of Long-Term Stress [Mind Tools]
Stroke Foundation
Support Groups

Telemedicine Medicine - online help for Doctors
Docto telehospital - online specialist consults [Dr Jon Field, director of intensive care at Gold Coast University Hospital, and two colleagues, infectious diseases specialist Dr Andrew Jones and emergency physician Dr Tim Harraway. The telemedicine venture was launched earlier this year and has recruited some 50 specialists. Docto has an agreement with Gold Coast Private Hospital to provide consultations to its patients via the web and by phone. ]

Royal Flying Doctor Service Contacts

Therapeutic Guidelines ETG
Thyroid Australia
Thyroid Foundation, Australian
Toxinology Resources, Adelaide
Travel Medicine


Vaccines & Immunisation
Veterans Affairs [DVA]
Vision Australia

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Weight Watchers
Weight Loss - LiteNeasy
Wounds Australia




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