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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  • Webinar: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on hepatitis C testing
    This is a recording of a webinar focusing on how services can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on hepatitis C testing and find alternative ways to test people. The first part of the webinar consisted of three presentations: 1/ Overview of testing, before and after COVID-19 - Helen Hampton, Lead Clinical Nurse for Blood Borne Virus, We Are With You 2/ Outreach testing during the COVID-19 lockdown - Julian Surey, Find and Treat Team 3/ Postal testing or self-testing - Tracey Kemp, National Hepatitis C Strategy Lead, Change Grow Live
    UK 22 Oct 2020 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Webinar: Under-served groups for hepatitis C testing and treatment
    This webinar sought to look at how services can provide hepatitis C testing and treatment to people who have been traditionally under-served by health services. This workshop sought to discuss: - Sex workers - Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people - South Asian communities - Migrants For each of these groups, this video features a presentation exploring the general barriers to healthcare that they face and examples of projects which have improved access to healthcare for them along with a Q&A session at the end.
    UK 22 Oct 2020 Case study, Training, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C case-finding in under-served groups - October 2020
    This report summarises the October 2020 HCV Action webinar on hepatitis C case-finding in under-served groups, which formed part of a week-long series of webinars centred around the National Hepatitis C ODN Stakeholder Event. The webinar focused on four under-served groups in particular: Gypsy, Roma and Travellers; migrants; sex-workers, and the South Asian community. The webinar featured contributions from the following speakers: • Beth Davies – Head of Service and Development (Dorset), EDP Drug & Alcohol Services • Dr Inês Campos-Matos – Head of Migration Health, Public Health England
    UK 22 Oct 2020 Reports & Research PDF
  • A glossary of contested terms in substance use
    This is a glossary of terms used by people working in the drugs field, drawn up by the Scottish Drugs Forum. It covers some of the specialised and contentious language used in the field. We have included it in the resource library as it may be helpful to those who work in health services who are less familiar with some of the language and terms used by colleagues and partners in drug services.
    UK 07 Oct 2020 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring (UAM) Survey of HIV and viral hepatitis among PWID: 2020 report
    The 2020 edition of the Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring (UAM) Survey of HIV and viral hepatitis among PWID contains a number of relevant updates on hepatitis C among injecting drug users, including: • The proportion of UAM participants with antibodies to hepatitis C (HCV) (i.e. ever infected) who have markers of chronic infection (RNA) has decreased from 58% in 2011 when it was first measured to 42% in 2019; this corresponds with the timing of the scale-up of direct acting antiviral treatment against HCV among PWID
    UK 06 Oct 2020 Reports & Research PDF
  • Lessons learnt from HepCATT for ODNs and GP practices
    This summary notes some of the lessons learnt from the HepCATT (Hepatitis C Assessment Through to Treatment) Randomised Controlled Trial. HepCATT tested an Hepatitis C virus (HCV) case-finding intervention in primary care. The intervention involved: • Algorithm integrated into electronic patient records systems to identify high risk patients • Automatic mail-merge to create letters to invite high risk patients for testing • Pop-ups alerts in patient records to encourage opportunistic testing • Practice Staff HCV educational training
    UK, England Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Good practice case study: Pop-up hepatitis C testing for people in supported accommodation during the COVID-19 outbreak
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Everyone In’ policy meant that people who would otherwise be homeless were given accommodation in hotels. Surrey Operational Delivery Network, like many other ODNs, used this as an opportunity to engage with this cohort, offering testing and treatment for hepatitis C. This case study details how the team from Royal Surrey County Hospital and The Hepatitis C Trust were able to test people in these hotels and other forms of accommodation.
    UK, England, South East Case study, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe: Update from the EMCDDA expert network, 2020
    This 2020 update on drug-related infectious diseases from the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current situation with regard to the epidemiological picture of drug-related infectious diseases in Europe up to January 2020. It highlights some recent innovative responses to the problem and argues that early diagnosis through testing as well as improving links to treatment and care are crucial steps towards reaching global health goals.
    UK, Rest of World Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Coronavirus: 7 steps leaflet
    A two-sided leaflet detailing the 7 steps people can take to protect themselves and others from coronavirus.
    UK Other, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Coronavirus - harm reduction leaflet
    This two-sided leaflet from The Hepatitis C Trust notes seven ways in which people who use drugs can protect themselves and others. Services are welcome to print and distribute the leaflet.
    UK Tools & Templates PDF