These Kwik Med videos for patient information include:
  • Heart attack
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Causes, Exercises Diet
  • Symptoms
        ... and much more (website - March 2013)

The National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) was established in 1995 by the Australian Government in response to community concerns about the human cost of breast cancer. In 1999 the Government provided funding to expand our work into ovarian cancer.

Information for Breast Cancer to support Patients and their Families

A list of Australian and International sites and their web pages (pdf)

A-Z patient leaflets

Compiled by Dr Colin Adams, this is a comprehensive alphabetical listing of patient resources from reputable sources

Better Health Channel

The Better Health Channel was judged the most popular health and medical information website in Australia in 2005 by Hitwise, an independent web measurement company. It's ideal for health professionals because it offers comprehensive patient information written in language that is easy to understand.

Women's Health Issues

The Jean Hailes Education Unit has released a range of easy-to-understand fact sheets on a wide variety of women’s health issues

Royal Children's Hospital

Particularly the fact sheets  which contain great info for doctors and parents about heaps of paediatric problems and issues (suggested by Dr Philip Smith)

Dermnet New Zealand - patient information leaflets

An alphabetical listing and explanations of skin conditions

MedTerms Medical Dictionary

Online Medical Dictionary is the medical reference for, containing easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms. This online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Has a wealth of information for women (and the wider community) on breastfeeding topics.The website also has information on the ABA's Lactation Resource Centre which 'specialises in providing the community and health care industry with comprehensive and readily useable information resources on all aspects of human lactation' - a great resource for General Practitioners and Practice Nurses

Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

The Health Institute is primarily a site for consumers to find high quality and relevant health information, but it does provide links to information for health professionals

NSW Health - A-Z topics

Information on common health topics that may help you to understand the facts about various medical conditions. You can also obtain fact sheets in various languages.


From MIMS, use the search function to find a GP in your area.

Companion card for people with a permanent disability

This gives free access to activities and events to a carer. Includes eligibility criteria, how to apply, download application forms, multilingual resources

Travel Medicine

Compiled by Dr Colin Adams, this provides comprehensive advice and resources for GPs to advise patients who are travelling overseas

Mesothelioma Resources

This American-based website is designed as a guide and support resource for those who have contracted this illness after exposure to asbestos. Information is also available for family members of those affected, explaining how the illness affects suffers and providing tips and contact people who can assist in various ways.

Multilingual Fact Sheet on Menopause and midlife health

The Jean Hailes Education Foundation has released multilingual fact sheets on menopause and midlife health. The fact sheets are available in eight languages including: Greek, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Bosnian and Tagalog (Filipino).