HCV Action good practice film: community-based treatment in Weston-super-Mare

Aug 2014 by HCV Action
In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews Eric Hills, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Viral Hepatitis, about the community-based treatment service he works at in Weston-super-Mare. The service is based within an Addaction centre, acting as a one stop shop for the delivery of all testing and treatment for hepatitis C and provided alongside the patient's drug workers. The combination of support and encouragement from drug workers for patients to attend clinic and the close proximity of the service to patient's living areas has led to considerable improvements locally, resulting in higher treatment rates and enabling patients to be assisted earlier on in their recovery process.
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South West