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187166 - Chronic hepatitis C in general practice - Small group meeting

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This small group meeting with a trained educational visitor 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
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    Activity sponsor

    Gilead Sciences Pty Ltd

    187166 - Chronic hepatitis C in general practice - Small group meeting
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 HOUR
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    2 CPD
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