Provides a basic grounding in issues around hepatitis B and C.
This course consists of a compulsory elearning module followed by a training day, facilitated by an approved RCGP trainer. Participants are awarded with a certificate upon successful completion of both the elearning and training.
The course can be linked to CPD hours for appraisal and revalidation.
This evidence-based course:
- supports the public health outcomes framework in Delivering Quality Care for Drug and Alcohol Users: the Roles and Competencies of Doctors
- supports GPs, community healthcare, drug workers and HIV service providers in integrating hepatitis B and C prevention, care and treatment to their work
- promotes improvement of clinical outcomes and the reduction of morbidity and mortality due to hepatitis B and C infection by incorporating the recommendations in national guidance
- promotes practice that increases identification of people at risk of hepatitis B and C
- improves competency in the management of patients with hepatitis B and C infection
- develops skills to support health behaviour change and enhances patient safety including medicines management
- encourages quality clinical leadership
- ultimately encourages patients to keep themselves well, saving vital funds within health budgets.
GPs with a special interest in substance misuse, drug workers, those involved in needle exchange and harm reduction services, commissioners, public health practitioners, community based practitioners, pharmacists, health practitioners working in secure environments and service users.
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The elearning module:
- supports primary care practitioners in detecting and diagnosing hepatitis B and C, and advising people about reducing risk of infection
- describes the clinical management of viral hepatitis, explaining how to reduce morbidity and mortality in people with hepatitis through early identification
- discusses the identification and ways of addressing the needs of different population groups and how other factors can impact on liver health in combination with hepatitis infection
- forms the first activity for the RCGP Level 1 Certificate in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis B and C in Primary Care but can also be completed as a stand alone course for your self-directed learning.
Take the elearning module
We advise you to complete the elearning module before attending the training day, because it includes pre course learning which will ensure you get the most out of group discussions on the day.
Training day content includes:
- detection of hepatitis B and C
- management of negative results
- management of positive results and support for hepatitis B and C patients in treatment.
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