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  • HCV Action and Public Health England hepatitis C good practice roadshow, West London: Presentations
    On 27th September 2019, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow with the West London ODN. The event featured presentations on progress in tackling hepatitis C, nationally and locally, and examples of best practice in the prevention, diagnosis, testing and treatment of hepatitis C.
    UK, England, Greater London 07 Oct 2019 Training, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • HCV testing in NSP (Needle and Syringe Provision) Community Pharmacies Pilot (Phase 2)
    This report from the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C (LJWG) shows the findings from a pilot project providing point of care testing for hepatitis C to people who inject drugs accessing needle and syringe programmes based at community pharmacies in London. Of the 66 people who accepted a test, 39% were hepatitis C RNA positive. 78% of those tested also stated they would prefer to receive HCV treatment in their community pharmacy.
    UK, Greater London Reports & Research PDF
  • Public Health England Hepatitis C in the UK 2019 Report
    Public Health England published its annual 'Hepatitis C in the UK' report on 13th September 2019. This is the key national reporting document for hepatitis C and monitors the UK's progress towards its goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. This year's report finds that although fewer people are living with chronic hepatitis C than in previous years, the proportion of these people who do not know they are infected has increased to two-thirds (up from half).
    UK Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
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    Public Health England's Infectious Diseases Strategy 2020-25
    Public Health England published 'PHE Infectious Diseases Strategy 2020-25: Addressing urgent threats in the 21st century' in September 2019. The strategy sets out PHE's 10 priorities for infectious diseases over the next five years and how they will achieve these. Of particular relevance to hepatitis C is priority 4, which aims to "Eliminate hepatitis B and C, Tuberculosis and HIV and halt the rise in sexually transmitted infections in our population". The document states PHE will "enable work on detection, surveillance and control of HIV, hepatitis B, C, and TB".
    UK, England Reports & Research PDF
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    Good practice case study: Treatment support for people experiencing homelessness
    This good practice case study looks at the work of homelessness charity Harbour Housing, based in Cornwall. Since last year, Harbour Housing has had a dedicated bed to support people experiencing homelessness who are also infected with hepatitis C. They collaborated with NHS England and Addaction to develop an exclusive care pathway and to make treatment as easy and accessible as possible. So far, they have got seven people successfully treated hepatitis C.
    UK, England, South West 04 Sep 2019 Case study PDF
  • Hepatitis C: interventions for patient case-finding and linkage to care
    Published in July 2019 this review summarizes the evidence for interventions to increase case-finding and linkage to care for hepatitis C-infected patients, in order to support commissioning and provision of evidence-based interventions as part of efforts to achieve hepatitis C (HCV) elimination as a major public health threat in the UK.
    UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 30 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Legal Barriers for Providing HCV Community Testing in Europe
    This report from the Correlation European Harm Reduction Network is based on a telephone survey conducted in September and October 2018 with representatives of harm reduction services and NGOs that offer low-threshold services to drug users.
    UK, Rest of World Reports & Research PDF
  • EMCDDA on models of care for hepatitis C in drugs services
    The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published 'Hepatitis C: new models of care for drugs services' in July 2019. This aims to highlight the importance of targeting people who inject drugs as a key population for the elimination of hepatitis C in Europe and to show innovative practice in the form of 11 case studies (three of which are from England). The report provides key insights into the results, impact, sustainability and transferability of each practice to guide the implementation of these new models of care in other countries and settings.
    UK, Rest of World, England, Greater London 29 Jul 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe
    This report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction provides an overview of infectious disease surveillance data, outbreak investigations, and prevention and control measures among people who inject drugs in Europe up to February 2019, including viral hepatitis.
    UK, Rest of World 16 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Information for GPs on the Infected Blood Inquiry
    This document from Public Health England provides information for GPs on the ongoing Infected Blood Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff. The document covers: why there is an Infected Blood Inquiry; what to advise if your patient thinks that they received blood in the 1970s/1980s; what to do if your patient is hepatitis C positive and is concerned a past transfusion
    UK 05 Jul 2019 Training, Reports & Research PDF