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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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  • Business case template: ITTREAT (Integrated community-based Test – stage – TREAT)

    Following a successful 4-year project evaluation in Brighton, the ITTREAT team have produced a commissioning business case template based on their project, intended for use to secure funding for a specialist hepatitis C nurse and develop an integrated community-based hepatitis C service to engage PWID. The template is available for download in word and is designed to be locally amended.

    UK, South East Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning MS Word
  • 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
  • Charles Gore: A Call to HCV Action

    A video call to action from Charles Gore, Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool, and ex-CEO of The Hepatitis C Trust, President of the World Hepatitis Alliance and HCV Action steering committee member.

    UK, Rest of World 19 Nov 2013 Case study, Other Video
  • Diagnosing viral hepatitis in the community: A 3-month pharmacy testing pilot
    This document sets out the findings of a 3 month pharmacy testing pilot.
    England Jan 2010 Case study, Reports & Research PDF
  • East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group Commissioning Policy for Hepatitis C Treatments
    This commissioning policy paper was produced for the treatment of patients with Hepatitis C in the East Midlands, with the aim of providing and ensuring equity, consistency and clarity in approach to treatment across the region. The document sets out the position of East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group PCTs in respect of treatment for Hepatitis C for its current and future patients, outlining the treatment regimens for the various different genotypes of Hepatitis C using combination therapy (pegylated interferon alpha and weight-based ribavirin).
    East Midlands Jun 2009 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning 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
  • 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: Edinburgh Access Practice outreach service
    This HCV Action good practice case study focuses on Edinburgh Access Practice's outreach service, offering testing and treatment for hepatitis C to the homeless population. In the period from March 2014 to December 2016, of the 80 referrals received, 59 patients attended (70%) and 25 started treatment, compared with typical hospital clinical attendance rates of 30-50%. From January 2017 to June 2018 use of DAAs have enabled a further 52 patients to receive treatment at the EAP over the course of just 18 months.
    UK, Scotland Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: Hepatitis C care for homeless individuals in Slough
    This good practice case study, produced by the Turning Point substance misuse service, highlights recent work carried out by nurse and hepatitis C champion Fay Smith in collaboration with colleagues. With previously-homeless individuals accommodated following the Covid-19 outbreak, the opportunity was seized to offer hepatitis C testing and treatment to this cohort.
    South East 17 Aug 2020 Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: Intensive testing at HMP Low Newton
    This good practice case study explores how HMP Low Newton micro-eliminated hepatitis C by running an intensive testing weekend in January 2020 which had a phenomenal 99.3% uptake rate.
    UK Case study PDF

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