This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred gastroenterology conditions.

Gastroenterology conditions

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the gastroenterology exclusions section.

Out of scope

Not all medical conditions are covered by the CPC, as certain conditions may be considered out of scope or managed by other specialist services:

  • nil

Exclusions for public specialist outpatient services

Not all gastroenterology conditions are appropriate for referral into the South Australian public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:

  • stable reflux disease controlled with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy
  • coeliac disease where gluten free diet is not followed
  • inappropriately performed immunological faecal occult blood testing (iFOBT), faecal human haemoglobin (FHH) or faecal immunochemical test (FIT)
  • functional gastrointestinal disease such as irritable bowel syndrome where there are no red flags and primary care options have not been adequately trialled
  • second opinions for conditions already seen by the same specialty.

Emergency information

See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.


We welcome requests for further information or feedback on the CPC and website, please refer to the relevant form below.

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The Gastroenterology CPC is due for review in June 2024.

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