Accredited course on Hep B available for GPs

Accredited course on Hep B available for GPs

There are an estimated 5,100 people living with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) in the Northern Sydney Medicare Local area, with a population prevalence of 1.35%. Around three-quarters of those living with CHB in Northern Sydneywere born overseas, predominantly from China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

It is estimated that without appropriate management and treatment, up to a quarter of people living with CHB will suffer premature death attributable to their condition from liver disease or liver cancerbut appropriate monitoring and treatment can prevent this.

If you have a large number of people born overseas who attend your practice, appropriate training in the diagnosis and management of CHB is essential for their care. GPs can also become accredited to prescribe antiviral therapy for the ongoing treatment of CHB. Treatment, once started, is lifelong, so this is an invaluable service to be able to provide for your patients. To register for Hepatitis B: Advanced Management in Primary Care course see www.ashm.org.au/courses, or click here to find out more about the Hep B Positive Program. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Primary Care Support Team at practice_support@nsml.com.au or phone 9477 8700.

Accredited course on Hep B available for GPs