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  • Good practice case study: ROADS @ Bristol Drugs Project
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the work done by ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) @ Bristol Drugs Project. When ROADS took over the service in November 2013, under 12% of clients assessed as appropriate to be tested for hepatitis C went on to actually be tested. Bristol ROADS made a concerted effort to increase the number of people receiving hepatitis C tests by better coordinating services and finding ways to address the complications that prevented people who had agreed to be tested for hepatitis C from actually receiving the test.
    UK, South West Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: South West Peer-to-Peer Education
    In 2014, Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust, supported by AbbVie, formed a partnership through which the two organisations worked together to support people with a history of injecting drug use into the hepatitis C care pathway. The partnership project adopted three key interventions; peer-to-peer education, a buddying scheme, and a workforce development programme. An external evaluation was conducted on all three elements of the project (with the report available here). This case study summarises the findings of the peer-to-peer education intervention.
    UK, England, South West Apr 2017 Case study PDF
  • Government response to the NHS Future Forum report
    Between April and June 2011, the NHS Future Forum, led by Professor Steve Field, heard the views of thousands of people – patients, professionals and members of the public. They listened to every professional group and toured every region in the country, producing a report for the Government on 13th June. The NHS Future Forum confirmed that there was considerable support for the principles of the Government’s reforms, but said that some of the ways in which it was putting those principles into practice could be improved.
    England Jun 2011 Reports & Research PDF
  • Greater Manchester Blood Borne Virus Strategy
    The GM Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS) recognises the need for an integrated, city-wide BBV prevention strategy. To inform the BBV prevention strategy, GMHCVS has commissioned a number of needs assessments and equity audit. The aim of all the projects was to provide information on specific evidence based recommendations and identify the current gaps in service provision to inform the service redesign.
    North West 03 Dec 2010 Reports & Research, 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 HCV Strategy Hepatitis C Health Equity Audit (2010)
    Health equity audit (HEA) is a key tool used to identify how fairly services or resources are distributed between population groups. This HEA report was commissioned by the Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS) and is the first Health equity audit focusing on HCV in Greater Manchester. The report aims to explore how recent service provision around prevention, testing and treatment in services has reflected patterns of need in relation to 5 key dimensions; age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity and accessibility (service numbers and geography) across Greater Manchester.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Communications Strategy 2008-13
    The Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Steering Group was set up to improve local services for people with hepatitis C. This group undertook a health needs assessment in 2006 that estimated between 10,000 and 22,000 cases of hepatitis C across Greater Manchester. The main factor for this high prevalence is the high number of injecting drug users in the area with local laboratory data suggesting that many of those with hepatitis C are undiagnosed. The steering group set up a Hepatitis C Strategy to tackle this, focused on four key areas of prevention, testing, treatment and surveillance.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy 2006
    This strategy for Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester aims to develop a collaborative, coordinated approach to addressing hepatitis C across Greater Manchester in line with national guidance, to propose ways of further developing and strengthening local services, and to meet the increasing need and demand for services within the population. The strategy is focused around the four key areas of prevention, testing, treatment and surveillance.
    North West 2006 Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy: The next steps 2010 - 2013
    This paper sets out the next steps for the Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS), which was formed in response to the national Hepatitis C Strategy in 2004 and increasing local recognition of a need to improve local services in Greater Manchester (GM). Hepatitis C is a serious public health issue for the North West and Greater Manchester in particular has consistently has the highest rates of infection in injecting drug users in the country.
    North West Jan 2011 Case study, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Guidance for Blood Borne Virus services within Community Drug & Alcohol Services in the East of England
    This document, produced by the East of England Viral Hepatitis Group, forms part of a wider toolkit for community drug and alcohol services in the East of England, and aims to (a) enable compliance with Public Health Law and (b) to protect the East of England population from the consequences of hepatitis B & C by agreeing a clear care pathway with Community Drug & Alcohol Services (CDAS) in the region.
    England, East of England Apr 2017 Strategy & Planning PDF

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