Additional patient resources can be found for a wide range of health topics in the list of websites we have provided.
General Practice Information
Health on the Net Foundation(HON)
This site promotes and guides the deployment of useful and reliable online health information, and its appropriate and efficient use.
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 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.
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
Chronic Disease Prevention
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.
National Psoriasis Foundation
American website. Excellent patient resource.
Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre
Useful site on common occupational dermatoses and their management.
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.
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.
Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.
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.
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.
US Center for Disease Control
Excellent data base of diseases A-Z
Black Dog Institute
Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.
Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals
Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
American online community of Obstetrics/Gynecology medical professionals, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and the women they serve.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Patient Support Groups