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Clinical Topics

Connect with meaningful, evidence-based information, resources and data insights to inform your practice.

News and insights, tools and resources, CPD and audits - all designed to keep you current with national health priority areas.

Neuropathic pain

This program aims to improve quality of life for patients with neuropathic pain through accurate diagnosis and appropriate prescribing.

Reducing antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an urgent global health issue. This program aims to reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics in the community.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects around 2% of Australians, and has major effects on quality of life. 


Topic Catalogue

Knee and hip osteoarthritis

Medicines have a limited role for osteoarthritis. Treatment now focuses on education, exercise and weight.

Over-the-counter codeine: changes to supply

Information and resources for health professionals and consumers


Knowing the similarities and differences between anticoagulants is key to their safe and effective use. 

Managing lipids

Use of statins in primary care and patient adherence to these medicines remains suboptimal. 

Acute ankle and knee injuries

Ankle and knee sprains are common presentations in primary care, and the number of imaging requests for these in...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

More than 1.4 million Australians are estimated to be affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

Type 2 diabetes: what's next after metformin?

With a range of blood glucose-lowering medicines on the market, it can be hard to decide what to prescribe for p...

Abdominal imaging

Chronic abdominal pain is common in primary care, but diagnostic imaging is often not needed.

Depression: re-examining the management options

More than 1 in 10 Australians will experience an episode of depression in their lifetimes. 


Fewer than 20% of patients presenting with minimal trauma fractures are investigated or treated for osteoporosis. 

Chronic pain

One in five Australians, including children and adolescents, lives with chronic pain.

Blood pressure

Best practice in BP measurement, coupled with absolute risk assessment can help to improve management of cardiov...