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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Maslaha film: understanding hepatitis B and hepatitis C (in Urdu)
    This film features Imam Yunus Dudhwala (Head of Chaplaincy at Barts Health NHS Trust), Shabana Begum (South Asian Officer at The Hepatitis C Trust) and Dr Arpana Patel (GP). It explains why it's so important for the British Pakistani community to understand, prevent and get tested for hepatitis B & C. In Urdu with English subtitles.
    UK Aug 2014 Other Video
  • HCV Action good practice film: community-based treatment in Weston-super-Mare
    In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews Eric Hills, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Viral Hepatitis, about the community-based treatment service he works at in Weston-super-Mare. The service is based within an Addaction centre, acting as a one stop shop for the delivery of all testing and treatment for hepatitis C and provided alongside the patient's drug workers.
    South West Aug 2014 Case study Video
  • HCV Action good practice case-study: The Hepatitis C Trust's Peer to Peer service
    This HCV Action case-study provides an overview of The Hepatitis C Trust's Peer to Peer service. The service primarily visits drugs services, and provides informal education and awareness sessions on hepatitis C to at-risk groups and drugs service staff. The case-study provides details on the project's aims; how it is delivered, and the positive effects that it has had.
    Greater London Jul 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Community-based treatment in Weston-super-Mare
    This HCV Action case study provides an overview of a community-based treatment service in Weston-super-Mare. Based in an Addaction centre in the town, the service was established to provide easier access to hepatitis C treatment for people living in Weston-super-Mare. The case study provides details of why the project was established; how the service works, and the improvements that it has made to the standard of care offered to people in Weston-super-Mare with hepatitis C.
    South West Jul 2014 Case study PDF

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