Face It: Hepatitis C Best Practice - Developing a local hepatitis C strategy


2008 by Dr Erika Duffell (Health Protection Agency), FaCe it Hepatitis C Awareness
Dr Erika Duffell, Consultant in Health Protection at Greater Manchester Health Protection Unit (HPU) led a project on behalf of the local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to improve services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. A steering group produced a comprehensive needs assessment and evidence-based strategy, which convinced PCT commissioners to invest in services. So far, the programme has led to the development of outreach clinics in local drug services, the recruitment of extra medical and nursing staff to treat patients, new testing methods for drug users and the formation of a local prevention network and research team to improve prevention services. This document provides a description of the project.
North West