Call to revamp GP training in hepatitis C

A lack of GP registrar training and exposure to patients with hepatitis C may be a major barrier to eradicating the infection, infectious disease specialists warn.

The promise of PBS-listed direct-acting antivirals that cure the disease will only be realised if the next generation of primary care practitioners become more familiar with the disease and how to manage it, according to Associate Professor Josh Davis of the Menzies School of Health Research and John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

In a review of 150,000 GP registrar consultations Professor Davis and colleagues found the