The next HCV Action/Public Health England Hepatitis C Good Practice Roadshow will take place in Sheffield on Wednesday 17th October. The roadshow will include talks on the hepatitis C epidemiology and commissioning landscape in the region, examples of best practice, and opportunities for the elimination of hepatitis C as a major public health concern. Afternoon workshops will be held on identifying solutions to challenges faced by the ODN, awareness and testing in drug services and hepatitis C in prisons. You can register for the event here and a full agenda is below.

Programme (subject to change):

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

09:30 - 09:55: Registration and refreshments

10:00 - 10:10: Introduction and setting the sceneDr Mike Gent, Deputy Director for Health Protection, Yorkshire & the Humber, Public Health England

10:10 - 10.20: HCV Action: Sharing good practice Aidan Rylatt, Policy and Parliamentary Adviser, The Hepatitis C Trust

10:20 - 10:40: Local epidemiologyTBC from Public Health England Yorkshire & Humber Field Epidemiology Team

10:40 - 11:00: Treatment of hepatitis C and possibilities for elimination Dr Ben Stone, South Yorkshire ODN Clinical Lead

11:00 - 11:15: Commissioning landscape for hepatitis CJane Pearson-Moore, Specialised Services Regional Programme of Care Manager – Cancer and Blood, NHS England Helen Bennett, Hepatitis C Virus Programme Manager, NHS England

11:15 - 11:35: Tea/Coffee

11:35 - 11:55: Good practice case study presentation one – community outreachMark Cassell, Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

11:55 - 12:15: Good practice case study presentation two – DBS testing for HCV in South YorkshireDr Alison Cope, Consultant Virologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

12:15 - 12:30: Patient perspectiveRachel Battersby

12:30 - 13:25: Lunch

13:25 - 13:55: Peer panel discussionStuart Smith, Head of Drug Services, The Hepatitis C Trust Imran Shaukat, Peer Support Lead, South Yorkshire, The Hepatitis C Trust

13:55 - 15:00: Workshops

A. Identifying solutions to challenges faced by the ODN Dr Ray Poll, Nurse Consultant for Viral Hepatitis, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

B. Awareness and testing in drug services Archie Christian, Pathways Coordinator, The Hepatitis C Trust

C. Hepatitis C in prisons Paul Moore, Health & Justice Public Health Specialist, Yorkshire & Humber, Public Health England

15:00 - 15:15: Workshop feedback

15:15 - 15:30: Closing comments

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17 Oct 2018
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