Clinical Resources

Evidence Databases

PEDro Database

PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 22,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible.
Hosted by the University of Sydney and can be accessed at PEDro Database.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is an international database that provides reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care.
For access to the Cochrane website click Cochrane Library.

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The peak Australian government body for health & medical research, it provides a range of useful information including a very extensive listing of National Health & Medical Research Council Clinical Guidelines.

National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS)

Under the umbrella of the National Health & Medical Research Council the NICS provides a range of clinical guidelines, for example National Institute of Clinical Studies Pain Management

Physiotherapy Choices Consumer Database

Physiotherapy Choices is a database designed for use by consumers of physiotherapy services, including patients, their friends and families, health service managers, and insurers. The Physiotherapy Choices site can be searched easily by a lay person and can be accessed at Physiotherapy Choices Consumer Database.

Other Websites

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

AHPRA has published codes and guidelines to provide guidance for allied health professionals via their various subsidiary boards.


SimNET is the online portal for simulation education and training resources. It will allow clinicians and educators to share high quality simulation resources to facilitate the delivery of simulation learning experiences.

SimNET is being developed in a number of phases. Each phase will provide additional functionality and resources to support the use of simulation for education in healthcare. The first phase of SimNET introduces a searchable Simulation in Health Directory of simulation providers and programs in Australia, a data dictionary of a range of simulation terms and generic position descriptions for simulation roles.

SimNET is supported by Health Workforce Australia, an initiative of the Australian Government.