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Medical Practitioners

Refer to a medical practitioner and/or other members of the care team as appropriate. We have prepared an example referral letter template[.docx 16kB].

Additional Websites

Refer to consumer evidence-informed websites such as:


Arthritis WA has developed a consumer reference guide for people living with rheumatoid arthritis, and their families: A Practical Guide to Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Refer to clinical practice guidelines such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and Therapeutic Guidelines Limited. The NICE website also has information for consumers.

Phone support for clinicians and consumers

Musculoskeletal Australia operates a Musculoskeletal Helpline for consumers and clinicians. The helpline is staffed by rheumatology-trained nurses and volunteers and is available during business hours Monday to Friday on toll free: 1800 263 265 or helpline@msk.org.au.