Developing a pathway to treat hepatitis C in primary care

BJGP Interviews

24-05-2022 • 13 mins

In this episode we talk to Dr David Whiteley who is a lecturer at the Department of Nursing and Community Health, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University. Paper: Developing a primary care-initiated hepatitis C treatment pathway in Scotland: A qualitative study https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2022.0044 (https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2022.0044) Historically, GPs were rarely involved in the treatment of HCV, their role more commonly restricted to viral testing and diagnosis. Contemporary drug therapy for HCV has allowed reconsideration of this status quo, and offers potential for GPs to initiate HCV treatment in primary care. This study provides a way forward, detailing a practicable theory-informed pathway and recommendations for primary care-initiated HCV treatment in the UK.