HCV testing in NSP (Needle and Syringe Provision) Community Pharmacies Pilot (Phase 1)


This report from the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C (LJWG) provides results from a pilot project providing point of care testing for hepatitis C to people who inject drugs accessing needle and syringe programmes based at community pharmacies in London. Over half of participants tested positive for hepatitis C antibodies and 78% of those engaging with further assessment in secondary care had chronic hepatitis C and were hepatitis C RNA positive.