The next HCV Action hepatitis C good practice roadshow will take place in Glasgow on 6th December, focusing on hepatitis C in Scottish prisons. 

With the aim of enhancing service provision and seizing opportunities for progress towards eliminating hepatitis C the roadshow is focused on:

  • Showcasing and sharing good practice in the prevention, testing, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in prisons
  • Identifying specific issues and potential solutions for tackling hepatitis C within Scottish prisons

Who should attend:

  • Prison healthcare professionals
  • Public health professionals, particularly those with a focus on BBVs
  • Those with an interest in hepatitis C and BBVs
  • Staff from third sector organisations working with prisons or BBVs
  • Anyone with an interest in tackling hepatitis C in prisons 

Programme (subject to change):

Chair: Rachel Halford, Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust

09:30 - 09:55: Registration and refreshments

10.00 - 10.20: Developing guidance to support opt-out BBV testing

Donna Thain – Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus MCN Manager, NHS Tayside 

10.20 - 10.40: Good practice case study - Hepatitis C testing and treatment in HMPs Lothian

Jacky Shaw, Community BBV Clinical Nurse Specialist and Fiona Rose, BBV Clinical Nurse Specialist

10.40 - 11.00: The peer support model in prisons

Julia Sheehan – Women’s Prisons Peer Educator, The Hepatitis C Trust

11.00 - 11.20: Good practice case study - Opt out testing and the BBV service within HMP Barlinnie 

Mary Mitchell, Clinical Manager, HMP Barlinnie

11.20 - 11.50: Healthcare links between prisons and the community in Glasgow

Claire Kofman – Senior Manager, Waverley Care 

11.50 - 12.00: Patient case study

12.00 - 12.30: Group discussion


12.30: Lunch

Event date: 
06 Dec 2018
Event location: 
The Lantern Room, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA
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