- ASHM produces a range of practical resources to support GPs when making a new hepatitis C diagnosis.
- Guidance on managing indications; providing advice for regarding hepatitis C prevention; performing testing; gaining informed consent; and conveying a positive result is available.
- Legal responsibilities for GPs and links to support for patients are also provided.
This webpage contains:
Resources for General Practitioners
This booklet has been written for GPs and outlines the virus and provides advice on prevention, diagnosis, management, treatment and referral.
This two-page quick reference guide assists GPs in identifying risk factors for hepatitis C, what tests to order and how to evaluate laboratory results. It also provides further information on management, referral and treatment. Note: this resource is currently being updated to include new treatments.
Prepared by an expert panel, this document provides guidance on epidemiology, models of care, diagnosis, pre-treatment assessment, monitoring and treatment. For full details, see the Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C virus infection: a consensus statement 2016 at www.hepcguidelines.org.au
Developed by GESA- Australian Liver Association, this template can be used by medical practitioners, including general practitioners, to consult with a gastroenterologist, hepatologist, or infectious disease physician experienced in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection, in order to prescribe new treatments under the PBS.
This website defines appropriate hepatitis C testing pathways using currently available technologies. It is relevant for all health professionals ordering and interpreting tests for hepatitis C. It is not intended to be a resource for people with or at risk of hepatitis C. Key areas of the policy relevant for GPs include:
This comprehensive 208-page handbook is a leading HIV, viral hepatitis and STI clinical resource, reflecting current knowledge and recommended practice in primary care settings.
It is designed to meet the needs of GPs, providing information and guidelines on risk assessment, diagnosis, management and professional issues. It also covers legal responsibilities for primary carers.
A GP Management Plan (GPMP) to use for managing patients living with chronic hepatitis C. Assists with Medicare item No. 721 GP Management Plan Service and No. 723 Team Care Arrangements.
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