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Commissioner

NHS England, CCGs and local authorities are all responsible for commissioning different parts of hepatitis C testing, treatment and care.  Find here tools, templates and other relevant documents to assist commissioners with their responsibilities to ensure hepatitis C patients are diagnosed and receive high quality care.

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  • The 2nd Atlas of variation in risk factors and healthcare for liver disease in England
    This resource, produced by Public Health England, compares variation in risk factors and healthcare for liver disease across England, with p.79-97 particularly focused on hepatitis C.
    England Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action and PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Leeds: Presentations
    On 6th September 2017, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Leeds. The event was designed to showcase and share best practice in the prevention, diagnosis, testing and treatment of hepatitis C, and identify specific issues and potential solutions for tackling hepatitis C in Leeds and the wider West Yorkshire region.
    UK, England, Yorkshire and the Humber Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Good practice case study: Oxford Liaison Service outreach
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the community outreach work done by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A survey of injecting drug users in the Oxfordshire area to determine levels of hepatitis C testing found that a third of responders had never been tested for hepatitis C. Following the survey results, the Trust established a Liaison Service, training substance misuse staff to test clients for hepatitis C, referring patients to secondary care and, in some cases, treating patients in the community.
    UK, South East Case study PDF
  • Road to Elimination: Barriers and Best Practices in Hepatitis C Management
    This report provides an overview of the status of HCV care in Europe and Australia. Through literature review and country experts’ consultation conducted between November 2016 and March 2017, the report analyses the status of 11 countries, identifying and comparing key success factors and main barriers for each step of the HCV care cascade: (1) awareness and prevention; (2) testing and diagnosis; (3) linkage to care and access to qualified health services; (4) access to medication; and (5) monitoring and evaluation.
    UK, Rest of World Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C in the UK 2017 report
    The ninth Hepatitis C in the UK report follows the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on Viral Hepatitis 2016-2021 and the draft action plan for the health sector response to viral hepatitis in the WHO European region. The report is structured to support UK monitoring of the GHSS goals and summarises the impact of UK action plans to drive down mortality from HCV and reduce the number of new infections.
    UK Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Financial case for action on liver disease
    This report, produced by the Foundation for Liver Research and endorsed by the Lancet Commission on Liver Disease, examines the financial costs of viral hepatitis, along with alcohol misuse and obesity. The report also carries recommendations, which include improving access to testing for hepatitis C and protecting harm reduction services such as needle exchange and opioid substitution for injecting drug users.
    UK Reports & Research PDF
  • Summary report: North East & Cumbria ODN Workshop, Newcastle
    This report provides a summary of the North East & Cumbria ODN Workshop held by HCV Action, in partnership with the ODN, in Newcastle on Wednesday 3rd May 2017. The workshop brought together a range of stakeholders working across the hepatitis C pathway in the North East & Cumbria ODN region, with the aim of discussing some of the barriers faced by the ODN, as well as providing a forum in which to develop solutions to some of these challenges. The report includes summaries of the day's talks and group discussion, as well as suggested next steps to be taken following the event.
    North East, UK Reports & Research PDF
  • Template Operational Delivery Network Memorandum of Understanding
    Developed with the Eastern Hepatitis Network, this template Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a resource that can be used by Operational Delivery Networks to agree the responsibilities, obligations and rights of each party when collaborating with other services.
    England Tools & Templates MS Word
  • Reduction in Liver Transplant Wait-Listing in the Era of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy
    This paper analyses trends in liver transplant wait-listing to explore the potential impact of direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatments for hepatitis C on wait-listing registration. The authors conclude that the rate of liver transplant wait-listing for hepatitis C complicated by decompensated cirrhosis has decreased by over 30% in the era of DAA therapy. Further reductions in wait-listing are anticipated with increased testing, linkage to care, and access to DAA therapy.
    Rest of World Reports & Research PDF
  • Good practice case study: Ipswich NHS Trust prison in-reach
    In August 2015, Ipswich NHS Trust launched an in-reach treatment service in four prisons, seeking to increase the number of inmates receiving treatment for hepatitis C. Despite a number of challenges, clear pathways have been established for engaging patients into treatment, which has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of prisoners being treated for the virus.
    UK, England, East of England Case study PDF

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