HCV Action good practice case study: Outreach fibroscanning and testing by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dec 2015 by HCV Action
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Many people with hepatitis C who access drug and alcohol services face barriers to accessing secondary care. In order to enable this group to have access to specialist services in an environment in which they felt comfortable, the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a bespoke outreach fibroscan and testing service for the assessment of hepatitis C and liver disease. The service has operated in drug and alcohol services and homeless hostels, targeting people who may find it otherwise difficult to access secondary care.

This case study provides an overview of why the service was established, how it operates, and some of the outcomes that it has achieved.
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UK, Greater London