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The Coeliac Australia Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) has designed a CDM (Chronic Disease Management) template, incorporating GP Management Plan (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangement (TCA) documents, suitable for use with the following four medical practice computer programs.
Please refer to instructions below before commencing download
PLEASE NOTE: download instructions for above templates - apart from the PDF form (which can be saved or downloaded and opened as an editable form), it is IMPORTANT that you do not open the file outside of the relevant computer program. Download or save the file without opening it.
Once the download or save is completed, unzip the file to the correct folder for the software it will be used with, then open the software to access the template.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines
The NICE clinical guidelines on coeliac disease (link below), first published in May 2009, set the standard for high quality healthcare and encourage healthy living. Currently being reviewed to include management of coeliac disease, due to be republished in 2015.
The NICE guideline on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (link below) highlights the importance of excluding coeliac disease before diagnosing IBS.
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
BSG prepare guidelines that deal with the investigation, management and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
The BSG guidelines for the management of adults and children with coeliac disease (link below) represent a consensus of best practice based on the available evidence at the time of preparation. They may not apply in all situations and should be interpreted in the light of specific clinical situations and resource availability.
The following resources can be downloaded as PDF files or printed copies can be ordered, free of charge, using the resource order form below. These resources can be provided to patients who are seeking a diagnosis of coeliac disease or have recently been diagnosed.
Coeliac disease – gives an overview of what coeliac disease is, who gets coeliac disease, the range of symptoms, steps to being diagnosed and the benefits of diagnosis. Download
Conditions associated with coeliac disease – outlines a range of other medical conditions that can be associated with coeliac disease. Download
PLAIN ENGLISH Fact Sheet– gives an overview of what coeliac disease is, a symptom check list, steps to diagnosis in simpler language. Download
Patient referral form – can be used by doctors and medical specialists to refer their patients to state organisations of Coeliac Australia. Download
Referral cards – can be used by allied health professionals (e.g. pharmacists and dietitians) to refer clients to state organisations of Coeliac Australia. Download
Diagnostic postcard – designed for health professionals, this card provides a flowchart of the steps involved in the diagnosis of coeliac disease, including specific test names. (Currently only available in electronic format for download). Download
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