More than 70,000 Victorians currently live with the hepatitis C virus. Previously, only 1.3% of people with Hepatitis C received treatment; left untreated, chronic Hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. However, since March 2016, several new direct acting antivirals (DAA) to treat Hepatitis C have been made available on the PBS General Schedule. This means that medicines can be prescribed by GPs, experienced nurse practitioners and specialists, and supplied by community pharmacists.

The information on this page provides guidance on resources to assist when treating, managing and referring patients with hepatitis C. Please refer to specialised pages at all times for the most up-to-date information, this page is provided as a link to resources.

Education

Managing Hepatitis C in Primary Care

Clinical Resources

HealthPathways Gippsland

The Chronic Hepatitis C Health Pathways Gippsland is available and provides relevant and evidence-based information on how to treat, monitor and refer patients with Hepatitis C.  Please refer to this page for the most up-to-ate information.

Clinical Guidance Summary

Hep C Care Plan Templates

Patient Recall Letter Best Practice Medical Director Zedmed
Care Plan Template Best Practice Medical Director Zedmed
       

Opening these templates outside medical software may corrupt the coded fields – import into your medical software prior to opening.

Prescribing/Dispensing Resources

For patients

Be free from Hep C
General and treatment information for people living with hepatitis C.

LiverWell
Easy to use tools aimed at keeping your liver well. 

Hepatitis C Medicines Fact Sheet for Consumers

Need more assistance?

A Hepatitis C Clinical Nurse Consultant from Latrobe Community Health Service is available to assist GPs with remote consultations and prescribing the direct-acting antiviral agents.

Latrobe Community Health Service

Phoebe Trinidad, Hepatitis C Clinical Nurse Consultant
Morwell Centre: 81-87 Buckley Street, Morwell 3840
M: 0457 198 973 | T: 1800 242 696
phoebe.trinidad@lchs.com.au

Hepatic Clinical Nurse Consultant
Latrobe Regional Hospital
Phone: 5173 8317 | Fax 5173 8099
livernurse@lrh.com.au

Further Resources

Resources containing useful information about assessment, treatment, monitoring and adherence: