A GP’s duty to follow up test results

Medical negligence claims alleging ‘failure to diagnose’ are a common cause of claims against general practitioners. In these claims there is often an underlying weakness in the GP’s test result and patient tracking systems. This article discusses the duty of care of a GP to follow up patients and their test results. Guidance is provided on how to establish an effective test result tracking

ADF fact sheet for applicants

Information on blood-borne viruses and testing requirements for people who wish to join the Australian Defence Force.

Australasian Contact Tracing Manual

A practical handbook for health care providers managing people with HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and HIV-related tuberculosis.

Gaining informed consent and conveying a result

Short notes on powerpoint slides around gaining informed consent prior to testing (previously called pre-test discussion) and conveying test results (previously called post-test discussion). These slides may be freely used

HIV Australia. Volume 9 Number 1

Virus in the system: keeping watch on the health of Australia’s prisons This issue of HIV Australia focuses on blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) within the prison system. Contributors examine surveillance and management of STIs, BBVs and other health issues in Australian correctional facilities, identifying current successes and gaps – particularly in relation to communities that are disproportionately affected.

Management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Infected Health Care Workers Policy

Jurisdiction: ACT Health Date: 1999 This policy has been developed with reference to other Australian State and Territory Health Department guidelines, as well as the National Health and Medical Research Councils (NHMRC) recommendations. These recommendations state that health care workers undertaking exposure prone procedures should be aware of their infectious status in regard to blood borne diseases.

National Hepatitis C Testing Policy May 2007

Date: May 2007 This Testing Policy has been developed as a concise source of standardised currently available information to assist government, health professionals, industry, people living with hepatitis C, and the community in general, about matters associated with hepatitis C testing.

Notification of infection diseases under the public health act 1991

Jurisdiction: NSW Health Date: 2006 Lists the diseases to be notified under the Public Health Act 1991 and the notification procedures.

Requirements for Laboratory Testing of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) (Third Edition 2013)

This article defines requirements for Laboratory testing of Antibodies to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

Note: Original article cannot be found so added this temp one instead, please confirm new link [National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council Requirements for Laboratory Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) (Second Edition 2009)]

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners standards for general practice (4th Edition)

The RACGP Standards are developed by the profession for the profession and provide a template for quality care and risk management in Australian general practice.



Development of this site and the 2014 and 2017 revisions of the testing policies was supported by: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing