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  • Summary report: National Hepatitis C ODN Stakeholder Event
    This report provides a summary of the the breakout sessions held during the HCV Action & British Viral Hepatitis Group National Hepatitis C ODN Stakeholder Event, which took place at the University of Warwick on 4th July 2019. The breakout sessions were held in two parts, the first focusing on problem identification and the second on identifying solutions, and focused on the following topics: community outreach; reaching ethnic minority groups; treating in prisons; and engaging with local commissioners & other partners.
    England 30 Jul 2019 Training, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • EMCDDA on models of care for hepatitis C in drugs services
    The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published 'Hepatitis C: new models of care for drugs services' in July 2019. This aims to highlight the importance of targeting people who inject drugs as a key population for the elimination of hepatitis C in Europe and to show innovative practice in the form of 11 case studies (three of which are from England). The report provides key insights into the results, impact, sustainability and transferability of each practice to guide the implementation of these new models of care in other countries and settings.
    UK, Rest of World, England, Greater London 29 Jul 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C: Progress towards achieving elimination in Wales
    Following an inquiry into hepatitis C, the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published this report. The report makes four main recommendations to the Welsh Government: that the Welsh Government produces a comprehensive national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, with clear ambitious targets, and workforce planning built in, and provides sustainable funding until elimination is achieved; implementation of a targeted awareness raising campaign to reach out to at risk communities; to write to Local Health Board
    Wales 27 Jun 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • WHO progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs 2019
    The World Health Organisation has published its mid-term report on progress towards implementing the 'Global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections'. The UK signed up to the 'Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-21', committing to eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. The report highlights the need to strengthen data and update hepatitis data more regularly. It states that global targets for reducing mortality from viral hepatitis will not be met 'without massively accelerating universal access to testing' and treatment.
    Rest of World 24 May 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • WHO policy brief on access to testing and treatment for people who inject drugs and people in prisons
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) published this policy brief in April 2019 to set out the current landscape of country hepatitis policies for harm reduction and hepatitis C testing and treatment for people who inject drugs and people in prisons. It aims to capture how governments are translating the WHO Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021, which the UK Government has signed up to, in national plans. It also provides a summary of the enablers and barriers to hepatitis C testing and treatment in these populations.
    UK, Rest of World 17 May 2019 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C in England 2019 report
    Public Health England's annual report on the UK’s progress towards eliminating hepatitis C sets out that although a lot has been achieved towards the World Health Organisation’s target of eliminating hepatitis C as a major public health threat by 2030, there is still much to do. In particular, the report calls for a 'radical change' in the health service's approach to hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.
    UK 09 Apr 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Coalition Roundtable on HCV and Blood Borne Viruses in Prison
    This report summarises a December 2018 meeting organised by the Hepatitis C Coalition to discuss hepatitis C and BBVs in prison. The report covers discussion points including the need for better implementation of opt-out testing, reducing points of attrition along the care pathway, tackling stigma and developing stronger links with community services.
    England 06 Feb 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Clinical Review of the Impacts of Hepatitis C: Short Life Working Group Report for the Scottish Government
    This independent clinical review commissioned by the Scottish Government assesses the impacts of chronic hepatitis C infection on the health and wellbeing of individuals affected by contaminated blood and blood products. The review recommends that Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme beneficiaries should be able to self-assess regarding the effect hepatitis C has had on their life, and which level of payment they are entitled to as a result. In October 2018, the Scottish Government confirmed it would accept the recommendations of this report.
    Scotland Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • HCV Action and Public Health England hepatitis C roadshow in Kent: Presentations
    HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged the second hepatitis C good practice roadshow of 2018 in Maidstone on 5th September, bringing together 80 people from across Kent to discuss challenges to tackling hepatitis C and share solutions. The event was attended by clinicians, nurses, commissioners, drug and alcohol service workers, prison health professionals, and others working around hepatitis C in Kent.
    South East Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C good practice roadshow, Kent - September 2018
    This report provides a summary of the good practice hepatitis C roadshow held by HCV Action and Public Health England in Maidstone on 5th September 2018. The report includes summaries of the workshops held on the day and attendees' reflections and pledges for action.
    South East Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF

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