Alaya Partners has partnered with Gilead Sciences to deliver specialised training to general practices in both the Murray and Western Victoria PHN regions. This training expanded on Alaya’s successful GP training ‘Mental Health in General Practice – Simplifying the process in every day practice’ by incorporating atypical client cohorts at risk of/ are experiencing mental illness or Hepatitis C.

Whilst Australia is leading the world in eliminating Hepatitis C from vulnerable cohorts, primary care practitioners continue to play a leading role in the treatment and regional areas such as Murray and Western Victoria have been identified as districts where treatment screening and linking to care is lagging. The focus of this training was to engage general practitioners to consider atypical cohorts at risk and under diagnosed within a rural primary care environment (RACGP & CPD points were awarded). By redefining what today’s at risk populations may look like, the training aims to also highlight the importance of reviewing and updating processes and systems in a general practice setting to ensure optimal use of software and good clinical care.

After 9 sessions successful workshops, Gilead and Alaya will be continuing to develop resources and education for general practice. Check out our events to find out where the next 2 sessions will be delivered!