Title Let all GPs prescribe hep B antivirals without extra training: RACGP Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Australian Doctor Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 17/08/23 Description Professor Mark Morgan says the training 'hurdle' for initiating hepatitis B treatment made no sense...
Mandatory training requirements for GPs who prescribe hepatitis B antivirals are unnecessary and a barrier to treatment, says the RACGP...
“Having micro-credentialing can act as a barrier rather than an enabler to GPs being involved in the care of patients,” Professor Mark Morgan, chair of the RACGP Expert Committee — Quality Care, told AusDoc.
“The whole idea of having a single-point-in-time training hurdle with a stamp to say you are accredited to prescribe a particular medication, and then that is a set and forget, does not really make sense.”
Hepatitis B antivirals were no more complex than most other medications prescribed in primary care, Professor Morgan said.
“There is no reason why a GP with access to high-quality guidance and protocols cannot manage the prescribing of antivirals.”
Producer/Author Sarah Simpkins URL https://www.ausdoc.com.au/news/let-all-gps-prescribe-hep-b-antivirals-without-extra-training-racgp/ Persons Mark Morgan