WA Hepatitis B Strategy – disease management and clinical care

Increase awareness of the health impacts of hepatitis B

Awareness of the long-term health impacts of chronic hepatitis B, and of the availability of appropriate management, treatment, and community support, will be improved among priority populations. This will be achieved through:

  • continued support of community-based organisations to inform the affected community about the need to manage their condition, and the treatment options available
  • ensuring referral pathways are in place and used between primary healthcare clinics and community organisations.

Improve management and treatment

Increase the number of people living with chronic hepatitis B infection receiving appropriate management and treatment.

This will be achieved by:

  • developing a process for accrediting GPs to prescribe hepatitis B medications
  • providing and promoting workforce development opportunities for GPs about providing appropriate management for people living with chronic hepatitis B, including becoming prescribers
  • increasing the number of hepatitis B GP prescribers, with the aim of having coverage across all regions, particularly in areas identified as having a high burden of disease.
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