GMHCVS HCV Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses (2009)

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04 Nov 2010 by NHS Association of Greater Manchester Primary Care Trusts
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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. This report reviews the findings of a scoping exercise undertaken with nurses who specialise in the treatment of HCV, to discover current training need. It provides recommendations for the development of appropriate training and resources to support the continued growth of the specialism. The report also includes an investigation into the availability of appropriate post registration programs based on these recommendations.
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