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Welcome to the resource library, where you can find strategy, research and examples of promising practice in medicine, commissioning and drug services for hepatitis C

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  • Pharmacy-based testing for hepatitis B and hepatitis C
    This report lays out The Hepatitis C Trust’s plan for a programme of pharmacy-based testing for hepatitis b and hepatitis c. It emphasises that community pharmacies are ideally placed to deliver basic public health information as well as, with the right training and support, screening for conditions such as viral hepatitis. The Hepatitis C Trust’s Pharmacy Testing Programme is designed to increase awareness and testing for hepatitis B and C through targeted, on-demand testing for people less likely to access mainstream services.
    UK 26 Jun 2011 Reports & Research PDF
  • Tackling Blood-Borne Viruses in Prisons: A framework for best practice in the UK
    This framework is intended to be a practical resource for those who have responsibility for the health and well being of prisoners and prison staff in the UK. In particular this is aimed at Healthcare Managers within the prison service; although it will also be relevant to Prison Governors, voluntary organisations and other providers delivering services in prisons.
    UK May 2011 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Standards for Local Surveillance and Follow Up of Hepatitis B and C
    These standards, produced by the Health Protection Agency in 2011, recognise that the detection and clinical management of hepatitis B and C can involve a number of health professionals, creating a diversity of clinical pathways. The development of the standards has also taken into account the fact that the prevalence of both hepatitis B and C varies markedly across the country and that current systems for the surveillance and follow up of cases also vary.
    UK 2011 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Review of the support available to individuals infected with Hepatitis C and or HIV by NHS supplied blood transfusions or blood products and their dependants
    On 14 October 2010, the Government announced that it would review the support available to those who had been infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV by NHS-supplied blood transfusions or blood products. This review was conducted by the Department of Health, with input from external experts, including the Chairs of the Macfarlane and Eileen Trusts and the Skipton Fund.
    UK 10 Jan 2011 Reports & Research PDF
  • Tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    This systematic literature review seeks to determine whether tattooing is a risk factor for the transmission of hepatitis C. A comprehensive search was performed to identify all case-control, cohort or cross sectional studies published prior to November 2008 that evaluated risks related to tattooing or risk factors of transmission of hepatitis C infection. A total of 124 studies were included in this systematic review, of which 83 were included in themeta-analysis.
    UK, Rest of World 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • A Time to Act: Improving Liver Health and Outcomes in Liver Disease
    This document reviews the current landscape of UK liver disease and advises the Department of Health on ways to improve liver services and the outcomes of liver disease in the UK. It stresses the fact that radical change in the profile of the disease is achievable, and includes recommendations on cost-effective and high quality management of liver disease and liver services, the establishment of training frameworks and the setting of clinical standards, quality metrics and guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of local services.
    UK 2009 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Divided Nations: Tackling the hepatitis C challenge across the UK
    In response to the public health challenge of Hepatitis C, national Governments in England, Scotland and Wales have taken radically different approaches. The All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group convened a meeting to explore the impact of the different national strategies. The meeting provided an opportunity for Parliamentarians, experts and stakeholders to compare and contrast the effectiveness of each approach and identify areas of best practice, which can be shared across national borders.
    UK Nov 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • Eye of the Needle: United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers
    This report summarises data collected for healthcare workers (HCWs) occupationally exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and hepatitis c (HCV) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It examines the types of exposures, the staff involved and the circumstances surrounding exposure episodes and uses such information to inform the development of national prevention policies and to monitor the implementation of current guidelines. Section 2.6 explores Hepatitis C related exposures.
    UK Nov 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • More Transplants, Saving More Lives: The Future for Organ Donation in the UK
    Over 1,000 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant in the UK because there is a national shortage of organ donations.
    UK 11 Mar 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • A Matter of Chance: An Audit of Hepatitis C Healthcare in England
    In February 2006, more than 18 months after the launch of the Department of Health's 2004 Action Plan for Hepatitis C setting out required actions for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and NHS Hospital Trusts, the All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group undertook a survey of PCTs and NHS Hospital Trusts in order to audit what actions they had taken to fulfil the Action Plan’s stated requirements. 'A Matter of Chance' reports on the findings of this research.
    UK May 2006 Reports & Research PDF

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