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Diagnosing coeliac disease - a brief guide for GPs, by Dr Jason Tye-Din

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Electronic resources

Coeliac disease CDM (chronic disease management) templates

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

Medical Director

Best Practice


Zed Med

Chronic disease management PDF form

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.

Further information from the UK

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. The current guidelines (NG20) were published in September 2015:

Coeliac disease (2015): recognition, assessment and management of coeliac disease

The NICE guideline on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (link below) highlights the importance of excluding coeliac disease before diagnosing IBS.

(2008) Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care


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.

Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of adult coeliac disease (2014) Ludvigsson JF, Bai JC, Biagi F et al.


Printed resources

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.

Fact Sheets

Diagnosing coeliac disease - the key facts Fact sheet - gives a summary of content provided in the video presented by Dr Jason Tye-Din, Diagnosing coeliac disease - A brief guide for GPs, to support the diagnosis of coeliac disease. (Video available on this site from 1 March 2016). Download diagnosing coeliac disease - the key facts

PLAIN ENGLISH Fact Sheet gives an overview of what coeliac disease is, a symptom check list, steps to diagnosis in simpler language. Download plain English fact sheet


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 coeliac disease brochure

Conditions associated with coeliac disease – outlines a range of other medical conditions that can be associated with coeliac disease. Download conditions associated brochure

Family Screening Letter

This family screening letter is designed to be given to close family members of those diagnosed with coeliac disease, so they can take it to their own GP to request screening for coeliac disease. The letter provides the GP with information regarding testing and correct diagnosis. Download family screening letter


Patient referral form – can be used by doctors and medical specialists to refer their patients to state organisations of Coeliac Australia. Download patient referral form

Referral cards – can be used by allied health professionals (e.g. pharmacists and dietitians) to refer clients to state organisations of Coeliac Australia. Download referral card

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 diagnostic postcard



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Useful Links



Chronic Disease Management templates
- Medical Director
- Best Practice
- Genie
- Zed Med
- PDF Form

Printed resources
Diagnosing coeliac disease fact sheet
Coeliac disease brochure
Conditions associated with coeliac disease brochure
Plain English Coeliac Disease Fact Sheet
Gluten challenge
Family Screening Letter
Patient referral form
Referral card
Diagnostic postcard

Position statements
Oats and the gluten free diet
Point of Care Testing - Full statement by MAC

GESA - health information fact sheets



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