Primary Care Resources

How does hepatitis C S85 prescribing work?

GPs can prescribe the treatment through S85 prescribing, preferably after doing some HCV education. This means either:


Sending patients’ consultation details to a specialist (via fax or email)

They will assess and then sign off on your prescribing if the case is non-complex. Support is provided by the specialist.

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Prescribing without submitting a remote consultation form to a specialist

If you have had prior experience in prescribing hepatitis C treatment you may prescribe without submitting a remote consultation form. You may feel comfortable to do this after doing the S85 process with a specialist a few times or further education in hepatitis C. The patient consultation form is available in MedicalDirector and Best Practice.