A national program aiming to help eliminate hepatitis C in Australia is calling GPs and other health professionals working in primary care to sign up and help locate the estimated 50,000 Australians who may be unaware they have the virus.
Following a successful pilot program, the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) has launched its partnership program, Beyond the C, as part of a national initiative to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030.
Supporting your practice
Beyond the C provides a comprehensive and incentivised package of follow-up and support for general practices to engage in case-finding activities for people accessing their service. When you join the project, you’ll have personalised support through our practice nurse advisor and local health services, along with ongoing access to a suite of tools and resources to guide you. You and your team will learn more about hepatitis C and how to support individuals and priority populations who are most impacted by it.
Participating practices in the Beyond the C project receive an incentive payment of $1,500 when you complete the project. Make a significant difference in people’s long-term health outcomes, and contribute to the goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030.
Benefits to your practice
Through this project, your practice will learn case-finding skills and quality improvement processes, in a supported way – skills you can apply more broadly to other health issues.
Other benefits include:
• Alignment with the Quality Improvement Practice Incentive Program.
• Improve your practice’s capacity for continuous quality improvement.
• Provide improved care to your patients.
• Create opportunities to address other clinical priorities and needs.
• Gain ongoing access to a suite of resources to sustain your case-finding and clinical audit capabilities.
A rewarding experience
Participating practices in the Beyond the C project receive an incentive payment of $1,500. Beyond the C auditing and educational activities can contribute to the new RACGP CPD requirements.
Register your interest here.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by ASHM. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.