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  • HCV Action good practice case study: Waverley Care Self Management Programme
    This good practice case study looks at the Waverley Care Self Management Programme. The programme involves the delivery of workshops to people with hepatitis C, which focus on issues such as self-identity, confidence, self-esteem, goal setting and problem solving, with the aim of supporting people with hepatitis C to make informed choices regarding their lifestyle choices and improve the knowledge that they have of their condition.

    The case study explains details why the programme was established, how it works, and the outcomes that it has achieved.
    UK, Scotland Apr 2016 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Positive Help support services
    This good practice case study looks at the support services offered to people with hepatitis C in the Lothians by Positive Help. These services include a transport service which allows service users to attend appointments and stay engaged in the care pathway, as well as a service providing domestic help in service users' homes.

    This case study details why the services were established, how they work, and the outcomes that they have achieved.
    UK, Scotland Apr 2016 Case study PDF
  • WHO Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection
    These guidelines, developed by the World Health Organisation, promote the transition to newer, more effective medicines that have the potential to cure most persons living with hepatitis C infection. They also provide guidance on which specific regimens should be used based on a patient’s clinical history as well as genotype, and are intended to promote the scale-up of hepatitis C treatment.
    UK, Rest of World Apr 2016 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Guidance: Hepatitis C prevention, diagnosis and treatment in prisons in England
    This document, published by The Hepatitis C Trust after convening an expert group of prison healthcare commissioners and practitioners, provides commissioners and prison healthcare teams with practical guidance regarding the implementation of opt-out BBV testing and related hepatitis C care pathways, which can be adapted and used by any prison that needs to develop, revise or update their services.

    UK, England Mar 2016 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • The blood borne virus opt-out testing policy for prisons in England: An analysis of need towards full implementation
    In recognition of the exceptionally high prevalence of blood borne viruses (BBVs), in particular hepatitis C, amongst people in prisons and previously very low rates of testing, in October 2013 Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) agreed to introduce opt-out testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV across the prison estate by 2016/17.
    UK, England Mar 2016 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Scottish National Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of HCV in adults
    These guidelines, published by Health Improvement Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland, provide guidance to Health Board Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees on the recommended use of available hepatitis C drugs, taking into consideration Scottish Medicines Consortium guidance, clinical effectiveness and price.
    UK, Scotland Feb 2016 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Northern Ireland Regional Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network Annual Report 2015
    This report, published by the Northern Ireland Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network, provides an overview of the progress made by the Network in tackling hepatitis C in Northern Ireland, as well as providing a wider overview of the virus' impact in the country. As well as highlighting broader work, it also provides details of a pilot which involved a hepatitis B and C screening event aimed at the Chinese community in Belfast.
    UK, Northern Ireland Feb 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Outreach fibroscanning and testing by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
    Many people with hepatitis C who access drug and alcohol services face barriers to accessing secondary care. In order to enable this group to have access to specialist services in an environment in which they felt comfortable, the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a bespoke outreach fibroscan and testing service for the assessment of hepatitis C and liver disease. The service has operated in drug and alcohol services and homeless hostels, targeting people who may find it otherwise difficult to access secondary care.

    UK, Greater London Dec 2015 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Peer to Peer Hepatitis C Mentoring in Hampshire
    A hepatitis C peer to peer (P2P) mentoring project established in 2012, in partnership with The Hepatitis C Trust, in order to engage with and support people who have, or may be at risk from, hepatitis C. As an extension of the project, in 2014 a series of testing events were held in order to both raise awareness of hepatitis C among people at risk, and also to increase the numbers of people tested, with mentors playing a key role in ensuring that those being engaged with were fully supported throughout.

    UK, England, South East Dec 2015 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action & PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Brighton: Presentations
    On 24th November 2015, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Brighton. The event was designed to showcase and share best practice in the prevention, diagnosis, testing and treatment of hepatitis C, and identify specific issues and potential solutions for tackling hepatitis C, with a particular focus on how hepatitis C can be tackled alongside HIV and other BBVs.
    UK, England, South East Dec 2015 Other PDF