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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 conditions require the development of CPC. Specialist services for which CPC are not required may include:

  • nil


Not all services are appropriate to be seen in the South Australian public health system. Exceptions are possible where clinically indicated. 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 trailed
  • second opinions for conditions already seen by the same specialty.

Emergency information

See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.


To provide feedback regarding the Clinical Prioritisation Criteria or to enquire about the project, please email us at  Health.CPC@sa.gov.au.


The Gastroenterology CPC is due for review in June 2024.