Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in people of all ages and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in people aged less than 35 years became notifiable in NSW on the 2 October 2015.
Resources for diagnosis and notification
Factsheets on ARF and RHD
Management of people diagnosed with ARF/RHD in NSW
NSW Health has established a register for people with ARF and RHD to improve the long-term clinical care and follow-up of these patients. The register is a voluntary register and consent should be sought using the appropriate consent form and other resources below to ensure patients are making an informed decision.
Consent forms and other resources to support informed RHD Register consent.
Once a patient has provided consent for the register a registration form should also be completed.
Routine follow-up information can be submitted using the follow-up form, by fax to 02 9391 9189, or by email.
Free online clinical education modules on ARF and RHD accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.