Haemochromatosis Australia is delighted to have been consulted during the preparation of the 2016 edition of ‘Guidelines for preventative practice in general practice, 9th edition ’ (commonly referred to as ‘The GP Red Book’) , and to be acknowledged as a contributor.

Image of the cover of the Redbook 9th edition

The GP Red Book is a primary source of information for general practitioners. The 2016 edition was released late last year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

This edition provides additional advice on hereditary haemochromatosis. It outlines who is most at risk, and encourages GPs to consider haemochromatosis as a possibility where patients have a condition that could be a complication of haemochromatosis – for example – arthritis and fatigue are mentioned.

We believe this will make a difference, and increase rates of early diagnosis.

GPs can access the Red Book at http://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/redbook .