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  • Enhanced surveillance of blood borne virus in drug users in Wales. Six monthly report: October 2010 to March 2011
    The first in a series of reports for a project surveying blood borne viruses among drug users in Wales. Data presented in this report are for clients seen by substance misuse services between October 2010 and March 2011.
    Wales 2011 Reports & Research PDF
  • Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS
    This White Paper sets out the long-term plan for the NHS in this Parliamentary term and beyond. The Government states that it will give the NHS a coherent, stable, enduring framework for quality and service improvement. It aims for the debate on health to no longer be about structures and processes, but about priorities and progress in health improvement for all. This is a challenging and far-reaching set of reforms, which will drive cultural changes in the NHS. It sets out plans for managing change, including the transitional roles of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts.
    England Jul 2010 Other PDF
  • Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners
    This study evaluates peer-supported screening as a model of active HCV case finding within prisons with a secondary aim to describe the HCV cascade among those infected including linkage to care and treatment outcomes. The study was carried out in a medium-security Irish male prison with over 500 inmates. The authors conclude that peer-supported screening is an effective active HCV case-finding model to find and link prisoners with untreated active HCV infection to HCV care.
    Rest of World 09 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Evaluation of HepCATT intervention in primary care services
    A new study published this week in the British Journal of General Practice looked at a randomised control trial run in 45 primary care practices in south west England called the Hepatitis C Assessment Through to Treatment (HepCATT). The intervention aimed to increase case-finding, testing, and treatment of HCV through various initiatives in primary care, such as learning resources for staff, leaflets and information for patients, and software identifying patients with risk factors for hepatitis C infection.
    UK, South West Reports & Research PDF
  • Evaluation of the pilot provision of single use plastic water ampoules to people who inject drugs in Glasgow
    Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C) has an estimated injecting population of 8862. There are 74 Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) outlets across the area to meet the paraphernalia needs of this population. Since 2009 GG&C has provided a comprehensive package of paraphernalia, including needle choice, spoons, filters, citric acid and swabs. However, until the start of this pilot, water for injecting (WFI) was not available from any of the 62 pharmacy outlets. In fact prior to the pilot only 3 outlets provided WFI and this was in a glass ampoule form.
    Scotland Sep 2012 Case study, Reports & Research PDF
  • Evaluation of the South West Hepatitis C Partnership Pilot
    An evaluation of a project in which Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust partnered together to support people with a history of injecting drug use who were engaged with Addaction services into hepatitis C treatment. This report evaluates the success of the pilot's three key interventions:

    * Peer education workshops

    * A 'buddy' scheme

    * Workforce development

    South West Reports & Research PDF
  • Evalution of injecting equipment providing services in NHS Tayside
    The Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of injecting equipment providing services, noting barriers and recommendations to Tayside NHS. The report includes information on the provision of hepatitis C testing at injecting equipment providing services.
    UK, Scotland 14 Mar 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C infection
    This research article provides an overview of the extrahepatic (i.e. non-liver) impact of hepatitis C, which include cardiovascular, renal, metabolic and central nervous system diseases.
    UK, Rest of World Aug 2016 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
  • 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

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