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160209 - Chronic hepatitis C in general practice - Small group meeting

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
1 hour


This small group meeting with a trained facilitator provides GPs the opportunity to reinforce and improve the management of Hepatitis C infection in primary care. The interactive, tailored discussion will provide GPs with clarity around diagnosis of chronic Hepatitis C infection, necessary investigations as well as information on evidence-based treatments, including direct-acting antivirals. Data from the NPS MedicineInsight program will be provided to help GPs and practice staff draw insights from current practice.

Relevance to General Practice

Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection is a major public health issue, leading to long-term liver disease, transplants and mortality. In 2017, approximately 95% of those who were treated were cured, yet only 11% of people living with chronic HCV infection received treatment during that year. 

To achieve a commitment to WHO to eliminate hepatitis C in Australia by 2030, the role of GPs as frontline primary health care providers is critical. This quality improvement educational activity provides an update on diagnosis, pre-treatment assessment, and appropriate use of medical tests and medicines. 

Learning outcomes
  • Identify a patients’ hepatitis C status (acute, chronic or no infection), the stage of work up, and other necessary investigations to guide treatment approach
  • Outline the signs of liver disease and approach to assessment in patients with hepatitis C infection
  • Describe options for managing hepatitis C and recognise patient and medicine factors that affect treatment selection and efficacy
  • Identify patients who require follow up of Hepatitis C assessment and management
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    160209 - Chronic hepatitis C in general practice - Small group meeting
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