HCV Action good practice case study: Outreach service in Newcastle

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Jul 2016 by HCV Action
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This HCV Action good practice case study looks at an outreach service that has been developed in Newcastle. Based at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, the service delivers three outreach centres in locations across the north east region. Prior to the outreach service, hospital attendance at new hepatitis C patient appointments was less than 50%. The service has resulted in attendance rates of 75%, an increase in the numbers of people being treated, and comparable Sustainable Virological Response (SVR) rates as hospital-based treatment.

This case study looks at why the service was established, how it operates, and the outcomes that it has achieved.
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North East, UK, England