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Substance use and hepatitis C included in new pregnancy guidelines

Mar 8, 2018

The 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care have been released and provide updated evidence-based guidance to maternity service providers and other relevant healthcare professionals. This edition contains updates on a number of topics, including Hepatitis C and substance use. The guideline encourages routine Hepatitis C testing at the first antenatal visit and advises all health professionals to ask women about alcohol and other drug use in a non-judgemental way to enable referral and access to support from alcohol and drug services.

You can access the Guidelines here (Large File Download - 6.5MB PDF)