HMP Kirkham pathway for clients at risk of hep C and testing positive for hep C

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Oct 2013 by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
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This promising practice case study presents the hepatitis C pathway for prisoners at HMP Kirkham, designed to ensure access to hepatitis C screening, treatment and ongoing community and medical support in this detention setting. The pathway includes details of existing clients who should be offered testing as well as generally applicable opt-out testing standards for new receptions. Procedures for pre- and post-test discussion, reporting format, repeat testing  and referral for treatment are also discussed. The treatment pathway for HP Kirkham includes an inreach hepatitis C specialist nurse from Blackpool hospital working directly with the prison and hospital consultants. 

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