General practices, you can help to eliminate Hep C by 2030

Hepatitis C is one of the leading causes of liver cancer in Australia, despite being a preventable and curable virus. Primary care practitioners can play a leading role as we work towards eliminating hepatitis C entirely.

Beyond the C is led by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). It is a partnership program with General Practices, providing them support to find people who may be living with hepatitis C, and to engage with them and connect them with care.

ASHM is calling on people working in general practice across Australia to join the Beyond the C program to help identify and support patients, improve their wellbeing and help eliminate Hep C.

When you join the program, you’ll have personalised support through ASHM’s Practice Nurse Advisor and local health services, along with ongoing access to a suite of tools and resources to guide you to:

• Plan your clinical audit using a PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) template
• Conduct a clinical audit to find hepatitis C cases
• Make the most of your medical software system to conduct case-finding
• Implement quality improvement activities in your practice.

You and your team will learn more about hepatitis C and how to support individuals and priority populations who are impacted by it. You can make a significant difference in people’s long-term health outcomes, and contribute to the goal of eliminating hepatitis C.

Beyond the C auditing and educational activities also contribute to the new GP CPD requirements.

The Beyond the C program has been accredited in the 2023–2026 ACRRM PD Program for 5 Outcome Measurement hours. ASHM is an RACGP-accredited CPD Provider under the RACGP CPD Program – this activity has been approved for 5 Measuring Outcomes hours.