In order for doctors to become a Community Prescriber for HBV treatment under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), GPs must meet several accreditation criteria and continuing Professional Development (CPD) in hepatitis B.

The hepatology unit at Royal North Shore Hospital provides remote hepatology consultation to support GPs in prescribing HBV treatment to their patients in the community without the patient having to be seen in the liver clinic.

The Remote Hepatology Consultation for HBV Treatment form is designed to support GPs new to initiating treatment for hepatitis B. The document is for HBV s100 Community Prescribers decide to start on antiviral treatment. Staff specialists at RNSH will review the document and initiation work-up to confirm that the decision to start treatment is appropriate at that time.

Download a request form for a Remote Hepatology Consultation for HBV Treatment here.

RESOURCES AND USEFUL LINKS

For clinicians:

  1. Australian Family Physician – Chronic Hepatitis B: What's New?
  2. Australian Society for HIV Medicine:
    1. B Positive: All You Wanted to Know About Hepatitis B
    2. Decision Making in Hepatitis B
    3. Hepatitis B and Primary Care Providers
    4. National HBV Testing Policy
  3. American Association for the Study of Liver Disease – Chronic Hepatitis B Practice Guideline
  4. Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition
  5. BMJ Practice – Ordering and Interpreting Hepatitis B Serology
  6. Gastroenterological Society of AustraliaChronic Hepatitis B Recommendations: Australia and New Zealand (2010)
  7. HepBHelp
  8. NSW Health:
    1. NSW Hepatitis B and C Strategies
    2. NSW Hepatitis B Strategy 2014-2020
  9. SA Health – Managing Chronic Hepatitis B: Advice for GPs (video, 6 minutes, 42 seconds)

 

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