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  • EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C: 2014
    These EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C are intended to assist physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and other interested individuals, in the clinical decisionmaking process by describing the optimal management of patients with acute and chronic HCV infections. These guidelines apply to therapies that will be approved within less than 6 months at the time of their publication.
    UK Apr 2014 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group Commissioning Policy for Hepatitis C Treatments
    This commissioning policy paper was produced for the treatment of patients with Hepatitis C in the East Midlands, with the aim of providing and ensuring equity, consistency and clarity in approach to treatment across the region. The document sets out the position of East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group PCTs in respect of treatment for Hepatitis C for its current and future patients, outlining the treatment regimens for the various different genotypes of Hepatitis C using combination therapy (pegylated interferon alpha and weight-based ribavirin).
    East Midlands Jun 2009 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Face It: Hepatitis C Best Practice - Developing a local hepatitis C strategy
    Dr Erika Duffell, Consultant in Health Protection at Greater Manchester Health Protection Unit (HPU) led a project on behalf of the local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to improve services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. A steering group produced a comprehensive needs assessment and evidence-based strategy, which convinced PCT commissioners to invest in services. So far, the programme has led to the development of outreach clinics in local drug services, the recruitment of extra medical and nursing staff to treat
    North West 2008 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to support the opt-out BBV testing policy
    This information sheet has been put together by Public Health England (PHE) Health and Justice Team and The Hepatitis C Trust, National AIDS Trust and the British Liver Trust to support the implementation of the opt-out blood-borne virus (BBV) testing policy. It includes information to support stakeholders in implementing this work and covers the following areas: · Information about the opt-out BBV policy · General information on BBVs · Useful contacts for further information
    England May 2014 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for HCV Prevention
    This report provides an important baseline reference document for Greater Manchester. It sets out the policy context and current service provision situation for Hepatitis C patients, followed by an analysis of local data. A series of recommendations are made based on available research evidence that is aimed at supporting future commissioning decisions in each Primary Care Trust (PCT) area and across GM as a whole.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Commissioning Guidelines for Blood Borne Virus Prevention
    The burden of blood borne viruses in Greater Manchester is high. There is an upward trend in the number of HIV diagnoses in in the area and an escalation in patients attending hospitals with complications resulting from Hepatitis C. The Greater Manchester Blood Borne Virus Prevention Commissioning Guidelines are based on the Greater Manchester Blood Borne Virus Prevention Strategy. Both documents were developed by the Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS), a public health programme funded by the Greater Manchester Director of Public Health group.
    North West Mar 2011 Training, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Self Support Project: May 2010 - April 2013
    The following document presents a plan for a Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy project providing client centred, self-care support to people with Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. The project was funded for 3 years and aimed to provide a sustainable system for self-care support to be in place across the whole of Greater Manchester. The Project aimed to work closely with existing Hepatitis C Support groups to ensure their sustainability. It also aimed to work with people with Hepatitis C to ensure that Hepatitis C Support Groups are
    North West 2010 Case study, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Guidance on testing for hepatitis B and C (with reference to HIV) Developed by Yorkshire and the Humber Hepatitis B and C Steering Group
    Individuals with chronic hepatitis (B and C) can be treated, which reduces the likelihood of chronic illness and premature death. Recognition of infection and treatment may also reduce the spread of infection. In 2010 across Yorkshire and the Humber there were 427 cases of hepatitis B (of which 39 were acute) and 980 newly identified hepatitis C infections reported through NHS/HPA laboratory testing, however HPA estimates calculate that there are over 20,000 people actually infected with hepatitis C in the region.
    Yorkshire and the Humber Mar 2012 Tools & Templates, 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
  • Guide to hepatitis C for people living with HIV
    This resource, produced by i-Base, is a guide on hepatitis C-HIV coinfection, providing information on transmission, symptoms and treatment.
    UK Tools & Templates PDF

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