Resources

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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  • Burden of Liver Disease and Inequalities in the North West of England
    This report presents data on liver disease in the North West of England, describing the burden by age, sex, deprivation and geography. It explores routinely available data for the main causes of liver disease; alcohol, hepatitis B and C and fatty liver disease. It is a useful resource for Directors of Public Health, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners and providers of services and others involved in liver disease.
    North West Sep 2012 Reports & Research PDF
  • Characteristics of an ideal Hepatitis C service - summary paper
    In this paper Siobhan Fahey, the Greater Manchester Programme lead for Hepatitis C, and Julie Cunningham, commissioning manager within the Commissioning Business Service (CBS), review the processes undertaken in engaging with stakeholder groups during the Greater Manchester HCV strategy. Stakeholder groups were given the opportunity to comment on what they thought were the key characteristics of an ideal Hepatitis C service in relation to the various parts of the care pathway.
    North West Jan 2010 Case study, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Cumbria Liver Disease Profile
    This document, produced by Public Health England, provides an overview of liver disease in Cumbria. It includes key facts on hepatitis C in Cumbria, as well as a section on 'Questions you should ask locally', which aims to improve local prioritisation and management of hepatitis C.
    UK, England, North West Nov 2014 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
  • GMHCVS HCV Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses (2009)
    There is an increasing demand nationally and locally for HCV Specialist Nurses. Nurses wishing to become HCV specialist nurses come from a variety of nursing backgrounds. This reflects the need to coordinate and standardise training regarding this emerging speciality. Currently, there are no pre- or post-registration courses specifically designed to deliver training for viral hepatitis in nursing.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research 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 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

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