​Summary

  • To become a Community Prescriber, GPs must meet several accreditation criteria. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in hepatitis B is an important part of the program.
  • This page contains specific resources for use by medical practitioners participating in the Hepatitis B Community Prescriber Program. Please click on the tabs below to find relevant resources.

 

 

Prescriber Handbook

Information about training, accreditation, and maintenance for community prescribers.

Prescriber Portal

Use to check your CPD points for the current year, add HBV-specific educational activities completed, update your prescribing locations and languages spoken.

B Positive – All you wanted to know about hepatitis B

This manual provides a comprehensive summary of currently available knowledge and practice.

Decision Making in HBV

This resource provides an overview of the natural history of chronic hepatitis B and can be used when making decisions about hepatitis B management and treatment.

 

ASHM develops a host of resources to support care delivery across different clinical settings. Resources are available as follows:

B Positive: All you wanted to know about hepatitis B - a guide for primary care providers
Covers testing, interpretation of serology, initial assessment, ongoing monitoring, treatment, and complex management situations such as pregnancy and advanced liver disease.

Hepatitis B Decision Making tool
A 2-page decision support tool for hepatitis B diagnosis and management.

Hep B and Primary Care Providers
A 12-page booklet which outlines hepatitis B virus and provides advice on the important role primary care providers can play in vaccination, diagnosis, management and treatment.

Article: Hep B Serology
Information on test indications, what to tell the patient, what the test can and cannot tell you, and interpretation of results.

Website: National Hep B Testing Policy
Defines appropriate diagnostic testing pathways using currently available technologies. Relevant for all health professionals ordering and interpreting tests for hepatitis B.

B Positive: All you wanted to know about hepatitis B - a guide for primary care providers
Covers testing, interpretation of serology, initial assessment, ongoing monitoring, treatment, and complex management situations such as pregnancy and advanced liver disease.

Hepatitis B Decision Making tool
A 2-page decision support tool for hepatitis B diagnosis and management.

Hep B and Primary Care Providers
A 12-page booklet which outlines hepatitis B virus and provides advice on the important role primary care providers can play in vaccination, diagnosis, management and treatment.

Website: HepBHelp
Aims to assist Australian GPs in the further investigation and management of patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

Template: General Practice Management Plan
An editable, downloadable template for a GP management plan.

Proforma: Guidelines for Community Prescribers
This guide contains information on the use of the pro forma document for use by HBV s100 Community Prescribers.

Proforma: Initiation of patient on treatment
The pro forma document is designed to support GPs new to initiating treatment for hepatitis B. 

Video Tutorial: Prescribing using streamlined authority codes
Provides guidance on how to produce a prescription using streamlined codes for hepatitis B treatment.

Prescriber Handbook
Information about training, accreditation, and maintenance for community prescribers.

Prescriber Portal
The Prescriber Portal can be used to check your continuing professional development (CPD) points for the current year, add any other HBV-specific educational activities that you have completed, as well as view and update your prescribing locations and languages spoken.

Find more general hepatitis B resources here