Last updated 21 June 2016

Menopause management GP tool

Previously known as the Menopause algorithm

This is an improved and updated version of our evidence-based reference tool for managing menopause. It is of use to primary care practitioners, developed using the latest research evidence and clinical expertise.

The following areas are taken into account:

Menopause management - GP Tool

  • Phases of menopause and common symptoms
  • Routine screening and key messages
  • HRT candidates and women with an intact uterus
  • Special considerations 
  • Bone health
  • Assessment of emotional wellbeing

Download the Menopause management GP tool as a pdf

Order your hard copy here

In this short video Dr Elizabeth Farrell, Jean Hailes gynaecologist, talks through the important points of the Menopause management GP tool

Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of PCOSAustralian experts have developed the world’s first accessible evidence-based guideline for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition with reproductive, metabolic and mental health impacts. PCOS affects 12-21% of reproductive aged women in Australia, and up to 70% of women with PCOS remain undiagnosed.

The guideline provides 38 recommendations addressing four key areas:

  • Challenges of assessment and diagnosis
  • Assessment of emotional wellbeing
  • Lifestyle management
  • Fertility

Importantly, the guideline addresses the long-term complications of PCOS including increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression and anxiety.

Download the Evidence-based guideline as a pdf

PCOS GP tool

PCOS GP toolThe purpose of the PCOS GP tool is to support and promote PCOS assessment and management at the primary care level. The tool was developed using the Polycystic Evidence-based Guideline and extensive consultation with GPs.

The GP tool is designed to:

  • act as a quick reference to guide GPs through the initial diagnosis of PCOS
  • provide guidance for the ongoing management of PCOS
  • provide links to more comprehensive evidence-based PCOS information and patient resources
  • highlight PCOS practice points and key messages

Download the PCOS GP tool as a pdf

Order your hard copy here

PCOS guideline algorithms

PCOS guideline_algorithm1The algorithms summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

There are five algorithms:

  1. Diagnostic and metabolic risk assessment
  2. Assessment of emotional wellbeing
  3. Lifestyle management
  4. Management of infertility
  5. Therapeutic interventions for fertility
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