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Clinicians can now order their own
hard copies of the manuals!

Please go to our ‘Order our manuals’ page for details

Access the new manuals online now!

Use the Manuals tab at the top of the website


find them by scrolling down the page below

How to find protocols online – 4 ways and new features!

  1. Use the search icon to find protocols from all three manuals (STM, WBM and CPM)
  2. Use the medical topics tab (at the top of the website)
  3. Use the A–Z Index tab (at the top of the website)
  4. Use the table of contents at the start of each manual

New acute assessment protocols

New acute assessment protocols have been added in the new editions to guide emergency assessment and differential diagnosis.

New red flags

New red flags sections have been added in the new editions to highlight important clinical findings and trigger urgent medical consults for acute situations.

Health checks have moved

Health checks are located under Chronic conditions in the new edition of the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual.

Printable resources for your consulting room

Find printable versions of the most used tables and flowcharts on the printable resources page.

Also find under printable resources the STM and WBM Collated change reports which record the changes to protocols, medicines, and other content since the last edition of the manuals.

What’s Changed?

Find a summary of the main changes in each protocol in the Reference and change report document.
An overview of the changes to the arrangement of protocols (new, moved, deleted or merged) can be found in printable resources

Looking for the Supporting resources listed at the bottom of protocols in the STM and WBM?

Go the Resources tab in the top toolbar and then to Health promotion and explore the links under the topics. If you notice any broken links please let us know by emailing

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They bring together experience and wisdom from topic experts, local specialists, and remote area practitioners through our team of volunteer reviewers and Editorial Committee.

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A widely used and highly regarded resource in remote health across central, northern, and remote Australia, the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals support and promote good clinical practice in primary health care.

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Reference and Change Report

This document provides the evidence to support the protocols in the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals and sets out the key changes for each protocol in the new editions




We have partnered with a range of organisations to compile our resources portal. This provides access to training, health promotion and educational resources, that support health professionals to provide culturally-safe, accessible, and responsive healthcare in remote Aboriginal Health Service settings. Links are provided to:

  • Printable resources from the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals
  • Training and resources that encourage critical reflection on the concept of cultural safety and support collaborative and respectful work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • Health promotion resources (by topic area) developed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Training programs that provide further education on remote primary health care

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New acute assessment protocols for remote primary health care

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