Hepatitis C Treatment

The Federal Government has set aside over $1 billion over five years (announced December 2015) to subsidise a range of breakthrough medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that could all but eradicate Hepatitis C in Australia within a generation.

 

Information for medical practitioners

UPDATED June 2020:

'Australian recommendations for the management of Hepatitis C virus infection: a consensus statement June 2020' may be viewed and downloaded HERE (PDF 1 Mb).

 

UPDATED June 2020:

A wallchart for GPs summarising clinical guidance for treating Hepatitis C virus infection with a checklist for pre-treatment assessment of people with Hepatitis C virus infection may be viewed and downloaded HERE (PDF 485Kb). Please note that hard copies of this resource are no longer available.

 

UPDATED June 2020:

View and download a 'Remote Consultation Request for Initiation of Hepatitis C Treatment' form - (Referral forms for GPs PDF 900Kb, MS Word 1Mb).

 

Video: A Practical Guide to Prescribing the New Hepatitis C Antiviral Drugs in General Practice

 

 

 

Learning Module

 

 

The Hepatitis C on-line learning module from the NPS MedicineWise website is now  available.

 

 

Information for patients and the general public

 

 

Department of Health Factsheet for patients and consumers (PDF 271Kb).

 

 

Fibroscan Patient information - available as PDF files for download in English, Vietnamese, Arabic, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

 

 

Liver Clinics

 

 

Please see here for a list of Liver Clinics and Units in Australia.

 

 

Further Information

GESA ALA Hepatitis C Media Release 9 February 2016

GESA ALA Hepatitis C Media Release 29 February 2016

The Honourable Sussan Ley, Minister for Health (PDF 481Kb) (released 20 December 2015).

View and download the article Treating Hepatitis C: What’s New? from Australian Prescriber.

View and download the article  Managing Hepatitis C in General Practice from Australian Prescriber.