Episode Seven: Eradicating hepatitis C in Aotearoa

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He Ako Hiringa
5 December 2023
Eradicating hepatitis C in Aotearoa

Episode seven of our Legendary Conversations podcast explores hepatitis C. Dr Sarah Hartnall, and nurses Nancy Carey and Bridget Faire discuss hepatitis C testing, treatment, and support networks in Aotearoa.

Note: This educational resource is not intended as a treatment guide; any clinical decisions regarding treatment remain the responsibility of the clinician.

Additional resources

Click the links below for more information on hepatitis C:

As mentioned in the podcast, Te Manawa Taki Community Hep C service can be contacted on 0800 195 115 (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

Nancy Carey is also happy to be contacted by people within Te Manawa Taki via email: nancy.carey@waikatodhb.health.nz

Podcast guests

Dr Sarah Hartnall

Dr Sarah Hartnall is an urgent care physician by training and the current co-clinical lead of the hepatitis C look-back project in Auckland and Northland. Dr Hartnall is interested in patient safety, education and quality improvement, and is passionate about improving access to care. She currently lives in Auckland with her husband and 3 boys.

Nancy Carey

Nancy trained as a nurse in the UK and started her career in paediatrics. Once in NZ she moved into the field of gastroenterology clinical trials and spent 15 years running trials in inflammatory bowel disease, renal disease, respiratory disease and hepatitis. She was lucky enough to work in trials during the evolution of direct acting antivirals for hep C, and has seen the difference these medications with high cure rates and few side effects, can make to people.

Nancy has been the nurse coordinator for Te Manawa Taki Community Hep C service for 5 years. This small team has worked hard to innovate new ways of working with patients and stakeholders, building a point-of-care network and a mobile service in Te Manawa Taki region.

Bridget Faire

Bridget Faire is a nurse specialist who works in the liver transplant unit at Auckland hospital. She has 14 years’ experience supporting both health providers and patients with managing hepatitis C and its consequences.

Professional college endorsements

This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 0.5 CME credit for continuing professional development purposes (1 credit per learning hour). To claim your CPD credits, log in to your Te Whanake dashboard and record these activities under the appropriate learning category.

This activity has been endorsed by the PSNZ as suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s CE records for CPD purposes.

Professional college endorsements