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Around 216,000 people in the UK are living with hepatitis C so it is important that all medical professionals have access to the latest training, information and advice on hepatitis C management.  Find here links to relevant materials for clinicians, nurses, GPs, prison healthcare staff and other medical professionals.

 

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  • Camden Liver Disease Profile
    This document, produced by Public Health England, provides an overview of liver disease in Camden. It includes key facts on hepatitis C in Camden, as well as a section on 'Questions you should ask locally', which aims to improve local prioritisation and management of hepatitis C.
    UK, England, Greater London Nov 2014 Reports & Research PDF
  • Nottinghamshire Liver Disease Profile
    This document, produced by Public Health England, provides an overview of liver disease in Nottinghamshire. It includes key facts on hepatitis C in Nottinghamshire, as well as a section on 'Questions you should ask locally', which aims to improve local prioritisation and management of hepatitis C.
    UK, England, East of England Nov 2014 Reports & Research PDF
  • Cumbria Liver Disease Profile
    This document, produced by Public Health England, provides an overview of liver disease in Cumbria. It includes key facts on hepatitis C in Cumbria, as well as a section on 'Questions you should ask locally', which aims to improve local prioritisation and management of hepatitis C.
    UK, England, North West Nov 2014 Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action good practice film: CQUIN scheme in the East Midlands
    This HCV Action good practice film looks at the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme which was established in the East Midlands in 2009. Running until 2013, the scheme rewarded local treating hospitals for sharing their data on the treatment adherence and sustained virological response (SVR) rates of their patients, and was extremely successful in highlighting, for example, where additional resources or focus were required. Despite ending in 2013, the practices that the scheme encouraged (i.e.
    UK, England, East Midlands Nov 2014 Case study Video
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Northern Ireland Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network's 'Mind the Gap' project
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the 'Mind the Gap' project established by the Northern Ireland Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network (MCN). After an audit was carried out in 2009 which identified a gap between the numbers of people testing positive for hepatitis C in the country and the numbers of people being referred on to the hepatology clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, the MCN developed a rigorous process of identifying those individuals who had not been referred and contacting their clinician (repeatedly, if necessary) in order to ensure that a referral was subsequently received. The project has had significant success, with 100% of all HCV PCR positive cases now being accounted for, and virtually all patients requiring referrals now being referred. It acts as a model of how simple steps to ensure follow up can facilitate a significant increase in the number of referrals being received. The case study details why the project was established, how it works, and the outcomes that it has achieved.
    UK, Northern Ireland Nov 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Widening access to treatment for PWIDs in Tayside
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the Tayside Hepatitis C Managed Care Network (MCN), and its work in making testing and treatment as accessible as possible to people who inject drugs. Established in 2004, the MCN has introduced a number of highly effective facets to its referral and treatment pathway, including the use of non-medical referrals, outreach clinics, and the roll-out of dry blood spot testing in non-clinical settings. It acts as an excellent example of how to respond to the particular needs of cohorts who can often find it difficult to access services.
    UK, Scotland Nov 2014 Case study PDF
  • Database: Secondary care prison hospital contacts for hepatitis C treatment
    This database lists the hospital contact details of secondary care lead consultants and lead nurses in England responsible for hepatitis C treatment. The database lists the detention centre to which each hospital is connected, the hospital providing treatment, and the lead consultant and lead nurse's name, email address and telephone number. It is aimed at supporting the roll-out of opt-out blood-borne virus testing currently being implemented in prisons across England.
    England 2014 Tools & Templates MS Excel
  • Rapid Decline in HCV Incidence among People Who Inject Drugs Associated with National Scale-Up in Coverage of a Combination of Harm Reduction Interventions
    This study, funded by the Scottish Government, sought to determine whether trends in the proportion of injectors newly infected with hepatitis C in Scotland between 2008 and 2012 could be linked to the adequacy of provision of sterile injecting equipment and of methadone maintenance treatment. It found that impressive reductions in hepatitis C incidence can be achieved among PWID over a relatively short time period through high coverage of a combination of harm reduction interventions.
    UK, Scotland Sep 2014 Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action good practice film: Nurse-led hepatitis C testing and treatment at Brownlow Health Practice, Liverpool
    In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews Jayne Wilkie, Hepatitis C Community Nurse, and Dr Diane Exley from the Brownlow Health Practice in Liverpool. Brownlow Health's unique primary care model of testing, diagnosis and treatment for hepatitis C through a Hepatitis C Community Nurse has led to significant positive outcomes locally. In particular, diagnoses have been increased, do not attends reduced, treatment initiations increased, and the burden has been eased on secondary and tertiary services in Liverpool.
    UK, England, North West Sep 2014 Case study Video
  • Maslaha film: understanding hepatitis B and hepatitis C
    The film features Professor Graham Foster (Professor of Hepatology at Queen Mary University of London), Shabana Begum (South Asian Officer at The Hepatitis C Trust), and Imam Yunus Dudhwala (Head of Chaplaincy at Barts Health NHS Trust). It explains why it's so important for the British Pakistani community to understand, prevent and get tested for hepatitis B & C; providing an overview of the viruses, detailing risk factors and providing information on treatment options.
    UK Aug 2014 Other Video

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