Good practice case study: Pop-up hepatitis C testing for people in supported accommodation during the COVID-19 outbreak


HCV Action
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Everyone In’ policy meant that people who would otherwise be homeless were given accommodation in hotels. Surrey Operational Delivery Network, like many other ODNs, used this as an opportunity to engage with this cohort, offering testing and treatment for hepatitis C. This case study details how the team from Royal Surrey County Hospital and The Hepatitis C Trust were able to test people in these hotels and other forms of accommodation. The case study includes details of how the team encouraged and incentivised testing uptake in order to test a large number of people who are normally considered hard to reach.
UK, England, South East