HCV Action good practice case study: Widening access to treatment for PWIDs in Tayside


Nov 2014 by HCV Action
This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the Tayside Hepatitis C Managed Care Network (MCN), and its work in making testing and treatment as accessible as possible to people who inject drugs. Established in 2004, the MCN has introduced a number of highly effective facets to its referral and treatment pathway, including the use of non-medical referrals, outreach clinics, and the roll-out of dry blood spot testing in non-clinical settings. It acts as an excellent example of how to respond to the particular needs of cohorts who can often find it difficult to access services. The case study looks in depth at the way in which the pathway has developed and the significant successes that it has achieved in terms of both increasing the numbers of people accessing hepatitis C treatment and proving the effectiveness and feasibility of treating PWIDs.
Case study
UK, Scotland