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Welcome to the resource library, where you can find strategy, research and examples of promising practice in medicine, commissioning and drug services for hepatitis C

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  • Webinar: Hepatitis C Outreach
    Outreach hepatitis C care, including ‘pop-up’ clinics, as well as the use of testing vans, is a crucial aspect of the hepatitis C elimination programme. Such outreach work, which does not rely on static services to deliver care, can be an important way to reach people who are the most under-served by these services. This webinar covered the importance of outreach, as well as specific good practice examples, such as van-based outreach work, pop-up testing during the Covid-19 pandemic and Point of Care Test and Treat outreach in the West Midlands.
    UK, England 25 May 2021 Case study, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C service recovery in England webinar
    This summary reports features key points from the contributions at the 26th March 2021 HCV Action webinar looking at hepatitis C service recovery in England. Speakers at the webinar included: Prof Graham Foster, National Clinical Lead for ODNs, NHS England; Mark Gillyon-Powell, Head of Programme – HCV Elimination, NHS England/NHS Improvement; Stacey Smith, Director of Nursing, Humankind; Colin Lawton, Northern Regional Prison Lead, The Hepatitis C Trust; and Julia Sheehan, Women’s Prisons Peer Coordinator, The Hepatitis C Trust.
    England 12 Apr 2021 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Good practice case study video: The Hepatitis C Trust's 'Follow Me' programme
    In this good practice case study video, taken from HCV Action's 'Hepatitis C service recovery in England' webinar on 26th March 2021, Colin Lawton and Julia Sheehan from The Hepatitis C Trust outline the impact of the charity's prison-to-community 'Follow Me' programme.
    UK, England 09 Apr 2021 Case study Video
  • Webinar: Hepatitis C service recovery in England
    This HCV Action webinar, which took place on 26th March 2021, examined how hepatitis C services have been maintained in England during the COVID-19 pandemic and looked at plans to expand service provision over the next few months. Speakers: - Prof Graham Foster, National Clinical Lead for ODNs, NHS England - Mark Gillyon-Powell, Head of Programme – HCV Elimination, NHS England/NHS Improvement - Stacey Smith, Director of Nursing, Humankind - Colin Lawton, Northern Regional Prison Lead, The Hepatitis C Trust - Julia Sheehan, Women’s Prisons Peer Coordinator, The Hepatitis C Trust
    England 29 Mar 2021 Training, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK, 2019
    Drug use in the United Kingdom is among the highest reported in Western Europe and people who inject drugs (PWID) experience stark health inequalities, with increased morbidity and early mortality. This report explores infections, as well as associated risks and behaviours, among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2019. It also presents preliminary data on the impact of COVID-19 on PWID and services in 2020.
    UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 28 Jan 2021 Reports & Research PDF
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prevention, testing, diagnosis and care for sexually transmitted infections, HIV and viral hepatitis in England
    This Public Health England report covers the findings of analyses of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response on sexually transmitted infection (STI), HIV and viral hepatitis service provision and epidemiology. Despite a resurgence in hepatitis C testing and treatment initiations from June 2020, testing and treatment initiations in the summer of 2020 were considerably lower than in corresponding months in 2019. The report notes that "HCV testing through traditional venues may not have reached those in greatest need", describing this is "of particular concern".
    England 17 Dec 2020 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C testing and treatment interventions for the homeless population in London during the Covid-19 pandemic: Outcomes and learning
    This report from the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C outlines the outcomes and learnings of hepatitis C testing and treatment interventions for the homeless population during the Covid-19 pandemic. The report reveals that over 1,000 people were tested for blood-borne viruses over the course of 98 testing events in London between May and August 2020. Of those tested, 11% were positive for hepatitis C antibodies and 7% had an active infection.
    England, Greater London 17 Dec 2020 Reports & Research PDF
  • Public Health England Hepatitis C in the UK 2020 Report
    Public Health England published its annual 'Hepatitis C in the UK' report on 14th December 2020. 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 includes details on the impact of COVID-19 on hepatitis C infection based on available data.
    UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 14 Dec 2020 Reports & Research PDF
  • The Hepatitis C Trust 'Follow Me' prison to community referral form
    This is the referral form for The Hepatitis C Trust's 'Follow Me' programme for patients who are initiating treatment in prison. When a patient in prison is being started on treatment, but may be released during their treatment, health services can use this form to collect details which will be help The Hepatitis C Trust follow-up with the patient if they are released.
    England 01 Dec 2020 Tools & Templates MS Word
  • Good practice case study: Prison to community peer support
    This document details the pilot of a prison to community 'Follow Me' project in the North East of England which took place in 2020. The scheme was designed to help support people who left prison during treatment and facilitate effective follow-up and assertive outreach in the community with people once they had been released. It builds on The Hepatitis C Trusts peer support work, which involves a 'Follow Me' programme in which people are supported as they undertake treatment.
    North East, England 01 Dec 2020 Case study, Tools & Templates PDF

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