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The Liver Clinic Roadshow is coming to the Darling Downs

March 18, 2021

Hepatitis Queensland will be on the road again visiting towns in the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN region to promote and raise awareness about the importance of liver health check-ups. Hepatitis Queensland is looking to partner with medical practices in Dalby, Miles, Roma and Chinchilla to host free Liver Health Clinics during the week of Monday, 10 May to Friday, 15 May 2021.

Why host a liver health clinic at your practice?

Chronic liver diseases are a major public health problem, due largely to obesity-related non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hazardous alcohol consumption and chronic viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV).

Nationally, more than 6 million Australians suffer from chronic liver disease and liver cancer is the fastest known increasing cause of cancer death in Australia.

What does a liver health clinic look like?

HQ will come out to your practice to set up a Liver Health Clinic day. All that is required is a private room for the Community Outreach Nurse to deliver the screening.

A key part of the Liver health clinic includes free access to our mobile Fibroscan, which is provided at no cost to patients or the practice. Fibroscan provides a quick and painless way to assess liver scarring through ultrasound technology. The portable machine can assess scarring due to alcohol related liver injury and hepatitis B and C virus infection. An additional function that the machine also provides is a CAP (Controlled Attenuation Parameter) score which provides an insight into the amount of fat stored within the liver (steatosis).

To support medical practices in the lead up clinic day, HQ can also provide training and education for staff.

How to get involved in this free initiative:

  • Find out more by contacting Jeanette Tibbs or Winnie Nguyen on p: 07 3846 0020
  • Register your interest to participate at winnie@hepqld.asn.au
  • HQ will help you plan your liver health clinic event (promotional posters, resources, staff training)
  • Have fun, promote, and help us prioritise liver health this May!

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