Let all GPs prescribe hep B antivirals without extra training: RACGP

Professor Mark Morgan says the training 'hurdle' for initiating hepatitis B treatment made no sense.
Sarah Simpkins
Professor Mark Morgan.

Mandatory training requirements for GPs who prescribe hepatitis B antivirals are unnecessary and a barrier to treatment, says the RACGP.

GPs cannot initiate hepatitis B medications, which are s100 highly specialised drugs, unless they complete up to 11 hours of further training to become accredited community prescribers.