Our People to Live Stronger & Longer

NACCHO webinar: Beyond the C

Join the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service, ASHM Health and NACCHO teams for a Webinar on the ‘Beyond the C’ Program. Beyond the C provides a comprehensive and incentivised package of follow-up and support for primary care to engage in case-finding activities for people accessing their service.

Be a part of Beyond the C and help us eliminate hepatitis C.

Liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer death in Australia. Early liver cancer often lacks symptoms and advances rapidly, with regular six-month surveillance is crucial for diagnosing treatable liver cancer. Chronic hepatitis C, along with chronic hepatitis B, are the leading causes of liver cancer. Without diagnosis, liver cancer surveillance will not occur for most people with chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B. Hepatitis C is curable and can be managed in primary care, meaning that primary care is critical to the prevention of liver cancer.

Dr Lakhbinder Kang from Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service, said Beyond the C allowed their practice to identify 400 patients with hepatitis C, thanks to the case-finding support.

“Beyond the C provided a structured supportive auditing process to focus on treating hepatitis C. As of February 2023, our treatment rate is 83 percent,” said Kang.

 If you cannot attend, please still register and NACCHO will send you the recording afterwards.

Register here.