IBD GP Aware Project – GP Resources

CCA has partnered with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) to support general practitioners to participate in IBD management more effectively through awareness, education, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

IBD is increasing in prevalence in Australia and it is estimated that the prevalence of IBD will increase to 100,000 by 2022. Currently many patients with IBD receive suboptimal care. To assist healthcare professionals in the management of IBD, this centralised webpage aims to provide GPs, general gastroenterologists, general physicians and allied healthcare professionals with high quality guidelines and tools.

Resource Aim of resource
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (GESA) The IBD Australian Guidelines for GPs and Physicians provides a general guide to appropriate practice. The guidelines are designed to provide information to assist in decision making.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Pregnancy

Factsheets to aid clinicians in the management of pregnancy and fertility in IBD. Includes IBD medications that are safe during pregnancy and lactation.
IBS4GPs Diagnostic Online Tool for GPs (GESA) The online tool provides a way for GPs to appropriately assess IBS symptoms, make a confident diagnosis and provide effective treatment.
TDM of Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor Therapy in IBD Consensus Statements (GESA) A wall chart for medical practitioners outlining algorithms for the interpretation of therapeutic drug monitoring results.


View other GESA healthcare professional resources

If you are a person with IBD or carer, you can share these resources with your GP or other healthcare professional.

Additional education and training resources for GPs and other clinicians will be available on this page in the future.

View further information on the GP Aware Project

View the GP Aware project documents: Literature Review and Phase 1 report of stakeholder engagement activity