BVHG/BASL Best Practice for ODN Stakeholders Meeting


In January 2018, the British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG) and the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) held their first Best Practice for ODN Stakeholders meeting in Manchester, attended by ODN representatives from across the country, along with representatives from NHS England, patient advocacy groups and industry. This report summarises the key themes that emerged from the meeting and highlights examples of best practice for treating hepatitis C. The report also makes suggestions for a modified and improved approach to achieving hepatitis C elimination in England, with a series of recommendations focusing on three areas: testing and treatment; education, communication and engagement; and management and administration.