(A report on the end of day discussion panel featuring Dr Sam Elliott, Dr Annie Balcomb, Dr Joss O’Loan, Dr Belinda Greenwood-Smith, Dr Heather McNamee, and Dr Zak Baig)
Takeaway lessons from the end of day discussion panel:
- It is a minimum requirement for GPs to screen for hepatitis C correctly, diagnose and then refer or treat if required. We cannot have GPs carrying the workload on their own; it is up to GPs whether they want to upskill and treat patients with hepatitis C. However they cannot choose not to screen and diagnose. Screening and diagnosis of Hep C will be the main work of GPs in the future.