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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  • 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 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
  • Good practice case study: Community pharmacy testing on the Isle of Wight
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at a community pharmacy testing pilot on the Isle of Wight. It involved the delivery of blood borne virus testing at 22 community pharmacies from September 2014 - May 2015. Primarily focused on increasing the numbers of people tested and diagnosed for hepatitis C, it trebled the number of tests carried out in community open access settings, and led to a significant increase in the numbers of people being referred to specialist care.

    This case study looks at why the pilot was established, how it operated, and the outcomes that it achieved.
    UK, South West Oct 2016 Case study PDF
  • 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
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    Good practice case study: Treatment support for people experiencing homelessness
    This good practice case study looks at the work of homelessness charity Harbour Housing, based in Cornwall. Since last year, Harbour Housing has had a dedicated bed to support people experiencing homelessness who are also infected with hepatitis C. They collaborated with NHS England and Addaction to develop an exclusive care pathway and to make treatment as easy and accessible as possible. So far, they have got seven people successfully treated hepatitis C.
    UK, England, South West 04 Sep 2019 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Community-based treatment in Weston-super-Mare
    This HCV Action case study provides an overview of a community-based treatment service in Weston-super-Mare. Based in an Addaction centre in the town, the service was established to provide easier access to hepatitis C treatment for people living in Weston-super-Mare. The case study provides details of why the project was established; how the service works, and the improvements that it has made to the standard of care offered to people in Weston-super-Mare with hepatitis C.
    South West Jul 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Dorset BBV Dry Blood Spot Testing Service Pathway
    This written case-study looks at the Dorset Blood Borne Virus Dry Blood Spot Testing Service Pathway, a model of care and pathway devised through joint working between primary and secondary care, which primarily involves the implementation of DBST hepatitis C testing within drug services, including voluntary charitable organisations. It was introduced in Bournemouth in 2011 and has subsequently been rolled out across Dorset, with 90% of all people accessing drug treatment services in the area are now being tested for hepatitis C.
    UK, England, South West Dec 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: HCV Management Model in Cornwall
    The hepatitis C management model that has been developed in recent years in Cornwall provides an integrated model of care for people with hepatitis C in the county, incorporating partnerships between hospital-based hepatology and drug and alcohol services and spanning testing, treatment and care.
    UK, England, South West Dec 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice film: community-based treatment in Weston-super-Mare
    In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews Eric Hills, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Viral Hepatitis, about the community-based treatment service he works at in Weston-super-Mare. The service is based within an Addaction centre, acting as a one stop shop for the delivery of all testing and treatment for hepatitis C and provided alongside the patient's drug workers.
    South West Aug 2014 Case study Video

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