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NHS England, CCGs and local authorities are all responsible for commissioning different parts of hepatitis C testing, treatment and care.  Find here tools, templates and other relevant documents to assist commissioners with their responsibilities to ensure hepatitis C patients are diagnosed and receive high quality care.

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  • A Census of Medical Workforce & Infrastructure for Liver Disease Strategy: Summary of Findings
    As part of the National Liver Disease Strategy (NLDS), this document summarises the findings of a Census of the Medical Workforce (Consultant Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists). The census was undertaken with the aim of assessing the current capacity and infrastructure for delivery of Liver services in England, to identify which secondary care pathways already exist for referral and management, to understand how the current secondary care services relate to burden of disease, and to assess future training needs and capacity for liver services.
    England 2011 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Tackling the problem of Hepatitis C, substance misuse and health inequalities: a Consensus for London
    This document represents a call to action from experts in the fields of addiction and hepatitis in London. It provides a framework with which to address the epidemiological, clinical and financial challenges presented by current rates of hepatitis C among people who have injected drugs and sets out solutions in the form of a blueprint for local commissioners. It sets out key requirements and recommendations in terms of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and data collection for each type of service that impacts on the patient’s journey.
    Greater London 2011 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Liver Disease Summary Statistics
    This document briefly summarises the statistics for liver disease in England by prevalence, mortality and regional variation.
    England 2011 Reports & Research PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy: The next steps 2010 - 2013
    This paper sets out the next steps for the Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS), which was formed in response to the national Hepatitis C Strategy in 2004 and increasing local recognition of a need to improve local services in Greater Manchester (GM). Hepatitis C is a serious public health issue for the North West and Greater Manchester in particular has consistently has the highest rates of infection in injecting drug users in the country.
    North West Jan 2011 Case study, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Blood Borne Virus Strategy
    The GM Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS) recognises the need for an integrated, city-wide BBV prevention strategy. To inform the BBV prevention strategy, GMHCVS has commissioned a number of needs assessments and equity audit. The aim of all the projects was to provide information on specific evidence based recommendations and identify the current gaps in service provision to inform the service redesign.
    North West 03 Dec 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England
    This is a new era for public health, with a higher priority and dedicated resources. This White Paper outlines the Government's commitment to protecting the population from serious health threats; helping people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives; and improving the health of the poorest, fastest. It responds to Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s Fair Society, Healthy Lives1 report and adopts its life course framework for tackling the wider social determinants of health.
    England 30 Nov 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Greater Manchester - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for HCV Prevention
    This report provides an important baseline reference document for Greater Manchester. It sets out the policy context and current service provision situation for Hepatitis C patients, followed by an analysis of local data. A series of recommendations are made based on available research evidence that is aimed at supporting future commissioning decisions in each Primary Care Trust (PCT) area and across GM as a whole.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Communications Strategy 2008-13
    The Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Steering Group was set up to improve local services for people with hepatitis C. This group undertook a health needs assessment in 2006 that estimated between 10,000 and 22,000 cases of hepatitis C across Greater Manchester. The main factor for this high prevalence is the high number of injecting drug users in the area with local laboratory data suggesting that many of those with hepatitis C are undiagnosed. The steering group set up a Hepatitis C Strategy to tackle this, focused on four key areas of prevention, testing, treatment and surveillance.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Teaching and Training Needs Assessment for Greater Manchester
    This document provides an executive summary of Greater Manchester's Teaching and Training Needs Assessment, which will facilitate the development of a range of high quality courses designed to meet identified local needs by mapping the current provision of courses in Greater Manchester about hepatitis C (HCV) for all health care professionals (HCP) and others working with high risk groups, and accurately assessing local training requirement at Primary Care Trust (PCT) and service level.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • GMHCVS HCV Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses (2009)
    There is an increasing demand nationally and locally for HCV Specialist Nurses. Nurses wishing to become HCV specialist nurses come from a variety of nursing backgrounds. This reflects the need to coordinate and standardise training regarding this emerging speciality. Currently, there are no pre- or post-registration courses specifically designed to deliver training for viral hepatitis in nursing.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF

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