20 clinical activities doctors should do less of

GPs are being urged to think twice before ordering imaging for back pain, testing vitamin D levels and prescribing statins as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign launched on Wednesday to cut back on inappropriate and wasteful tests and treatments.

The RACGP has joined four other medical colleges to develop lists of five "low-value" treatments and investigations that are overused by the profession and a drain on healthcare funding.

The college's list also includes the long-term use of PPIs, self-monitoring of blood glucose levels,&nbsp