Additional patient resources can be found for a wide range of health topics in the list of websites we have provided.

 

General Practice Information

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

Useful patient information and A-Z factsheets.

MyDr
www.mydr.com.au

A very comprehensive site of useful resources and animated clips.

NPS
www.nps.org.au

NPS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to support the best use of medicines to improve health and well-being.

 

Adolescent Health

The Royal Children’s Hospital – Centre for Adolescent Health
www.rch.org.au/cah/

NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health
www.caah.chw.edu.au

 

Allergies

Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
www.allergy.org.au

 

Cancer

Cancer Council Vic
www.cancervic.org.au/

Cancer Council Australia
www.cancer.org.au

Cancer Australian (Government)
canceraustralia.gov.au

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.

Cancer Screening
www.cancerscreening.gov.au

Links to Breast, Cervical and Bowel cancer screening programs.

Breast Cancer Network Australia
www.bcna.org.au

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
www.prostate.org.au

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
www.petermac.org

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.

Bowel Cancer Australia
www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/

 

Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Foundation
www.heartfoundation.com.au

The Heart Foundation provides guidelines for health professionals and informs the public and assists people with cardiovascular disease.

National Cholesterol Education Program Australia
www.ncepa.com.au

This website includes information for patients including the ‘Heart-to-Heart’ booklet.

The Stroke Foundation
www.strokefoundation.com.au

Useful guidelines; good overview on prevention, treatment and educational activities

 

Chronic Disease Prevention

Measure Up (Australian Government)
www.measureup.gov.au

Swap It – Don’t Stop It (Australian Government)
www.swapit.gov.au

 

Complementary Medicine

Blackmores Medical
www.blackmoresmedical.com.au

This website is an evidence-based resource for complementary medicines. It includes an excellent drug interaction guide.

The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
www.aima.net.au

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.

 

Dental

Australian Dental Association
www.ada.org.au

 

Dermatology

Australian College of Dermatologists
www.dermcoll.asn.au

Eczema Association of Australasia
www.eczema.org.au

All about Acne
www.acne.org.au

 

Good patient orientated guide

National Psoriasis Foundation
www.psoriasis.org

American website. Excellent patient resource.

Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre
www.occderm.asn.au

Useful site on common occupational dermatoses and their management.

 

Drug and Alcohol

Therapeutic Goods Administration
www.tga.gov.au

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods.

Quit Victoria
www.quit.org.au

Quit smoking resources.

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
www.aa.org.au

Resources for those struggling with alcohol use. Links to AA meetings.

Quitline
www.quitnow.info.au

Australian Government website with quit smoking resources

 

Endocrinology

Diabetes Australia
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

The Australian Thyroid Foundation
www.thyroidfoundation.com.au

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.

 

Gastroenterology

The Gastroenterological Society of Australia
www.gesa.org.au

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
www.acca.net.au

Coeliac Australia
www.coeliac.org.au

IBIS Irritable Bowel Information & Support Association of Australia
www.ibis-australia.org

 

Geriatics

Alzheimer’s Australia
www.alzheimers.org.au

Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.

Council on Ageing (Vic)
www.cotavic.org.au/

Ageing Well
www.ageingwell.org.au

The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health.

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
www.mednwh.unimelb.edu.au

 

Haematology

Australian Red Cross Blood Service
www.transfusion.com.au

 

Immunisation

Immunise Australia Program (Government)
www.immunise.health.gov.au

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
www.ncirs.usyd.edu.au

Department of Health (Vic)

www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation

The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers
www.science.org.au/policy/immunisation.html

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.

 

Infectious Diseases

Department of Health (Vic)
ideas.health.vic.gov.au/

US Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov

Excellent data base of diseases A-Z

NT Health – Centre for Disease Control Publications
www.health.nt.gov.au/Publications/Centre_for_Disease_Control_Publications/

 

Men’s Health

Men’s Health Australia
www.menshealthaustralia.net

Good information, guidelines and very comprehensive list of useful links.

Impotence Australia
www.impotenceaustralia.com.au

 

Mental Health

Anxiety Online
www.anxietyonline.org.au

Black Dog Institute
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.

Beyond Blue
www.beyondblue.org.au

Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals

Kids Help
www.kidshelp.com.au

Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.

Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
www.headspace.org.au

Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.

Mental Health Fellowship of VIC
www.mifellowship.org

Problem Gambling – VIC Health
www.problemgambling.vic.gov.au

 

Musculoskeletal

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons
www.orthoinfo.aaos.org

Australian Orthopaedic Association
www.aoa.org.au

Sports Medicine Australia
www.sma.org.au

Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine
www.musmed.com

 

Neurology

Alzheimers Australia
www.alzheimers.org.au

Brain Foundation
www.brainfoundation.org.au

Headache Australia
www.headacheaustralia.org.au

MS Australia
www.msaustralia.org.au

Stroke Foundation
www.strokefoundation.org.au

Parkinson’s Australia
www.parkinsons.org.au

Epilepsy Action Australia
www.epilepsy.org.au

Motor neurone disease (MND) Australia
www.mndaust.asn.au

 

Nutrition

Dietitians Association of Australia
www.daa.asn.au

Food Standards New Zealand Australia
www.foodstandards.gov.au

Australian Divison of World Action on Salt & Health
www.awash.org.au

The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
www.cedd.org.au

Measure Up
www.measureup.gov.au

Go for 2 and 5
www.gofor2and5.com.au

Recommended consumption of fruit and vegetables.

 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
www.ranzcog.edu.au

Monash IVF
www.monashivf.com.au

The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
www.jeanhailes.org.au

 

Opthalmology

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
www.ranzco.edu

Glaucoma Australia
www.glaucoma.org.au

Vision Australia
www.visionaustralia.org

Macular Degeneration
www.mdfoundation.com.au

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Australia
www.osteoporosis.org.au

 

Paediatrics

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
www.rch.org.au

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Australia
www.palliativecare.org.au

Department of Health and Ageing
www.health.gov.au

 

Parenting

Raising Children
www.raisingchildren.net.au

Autism Spectrum Australia
www.autismspectrum.org.au

Parenting – Better Health Channel (Vic Health)
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

 

Patient Support Groups

The DrsReference Site
www.drsref.com.au/supportgroups.html

Page with list of patient support groups.

Australian Breastfeeding Association
www.breasfeeding.asn.au

 

Renal

Kidney Health Australia
www.kidney.org.au

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
www.prostate.org.au

The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
www.usanz.org.au

The Continence Foundation of Australia
www.contfound.org.au

 

Respiratory

National Asthma Council of Australia
www.nationalasthma.org.au

The Australian Lung Foundation
www.lungfoundation.com.au

The Australasian Sleep Association
www.sleep.org.au

 

Rheumatology

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org/disease-center.php

Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation
www.sjogrens.org/

Australian Rheumatology Association
www.rheumatology.org.au

Arthritis Australia
www.arthritisaustralia.org.au

 

Sexual Health

Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine
www.racp.edu.au/page/sexual-health-publications

ASHM : Australian Society for HIV Medicine
www.ashm.org.au

Australian Herpes Health Information
www.herpes.com.au

 

Smoking

Quit Now
www.quitnow.info.au

Quit Victoria
www.quit.org.au

 

Tinnitus

Australian Tinnitus Association
www.tinnitus.asn.au

 

Travel

Smart Traveller – Australian Government
www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/travelwell.html

U.S. Centre for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/travel

World Health Organisation: International Travel and Health
www.who.int/ith

Medical Advisory Services For Travellers Abroad (MASTA)
www.masta.edu.au

 

Vascular

Society for Vascular Surgery
www.vascularweb.org

 

Women’s Health

The Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria
www.thewomens.org.au

Family Planning Victoria: Women
www.fpv.org.au/women

The Australasian Menopause Society
www.menopause.org.au

Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
www.jeanhailes.org.au

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
www.dvirc.org.au

Breast Screen Victoria
www.breastscreen.org.au

National Cervical Screening Program
www.cervicalscreen.health.gov.au