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Hepatitis C in NSP Settings

Date: 29-03-2023 18:00:00

When Wednesday 29th March 2023, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (AEDT)
Where Online

This free training aims to provide participants with the confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in the needle and syringe program (NSP) setting.

Frontline workers in NSP settings have a crucial and unique role to play in eliminating hepatitis C. Every day you’re talking to people who might be living with hepatitis C, and in these conversations you can support people to protect their health. This free online workshop will help build your confidence to initiate conversations around hepatitis C in NSP settings and provide referrals to testing and treatment. 


Rosie Gilliver, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Kirketon Road Centre

Jana Van der Jagt, Hepatology Nurse Practitioner, Mid North Coast Local Health District

This is a free course delivered in two-parts:

Part 1 – a 1 hour eLearning component introducing the learner to the topics of testing, management and treatment of HCV in addition to how to provide education in the NSP setting. 

Part 2 – a 2 hour interactive online workshop building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions and referral pathway mapping. 

Learning Objectives:

Describe risk factors for hepatitis C, enabling discussions with people around prevention and harm reduction
Describe hepatitis C testing and liver disease assessment
Recognise the treatment options for hepatitis C
Identify your local referral pathways for linking people to hepatitis C testing and treatment
Communicate confidently with people about hepatitis C testing, treatment, and follow-up processes in the NSP

Target Audience

Frontline workers in primary, secondary and pharmacy NSP services; including health education officers, peer support workers, needle and syringe program workers, social workers, nurses, administration officers, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants working in NSW. 


Equivalent to 3.5 CPD hours


This course is supported by funding from NSW Health.

For More Information:

Please contact Brad Reuter on 0435 799 237 or click here to send an email