Summary report: Hepatitis C outreach webinar


18 Jun 2021 by HCV Action
Outreach hepatitis C care, including ‘pop-up’ clinics and the use of testing vans, is a crucial aspect of the hepatitis C elimination programme. Such outreach work, which does not rely on static services to deliver care, can be an important way to reach people who are the most under-served by these services. This HCV Action webinar featured an overview of the importance of outreach in tackling hepatitis C from Hep C U Later’s Louise Hansford, followed by examples of good practice which included: Rob Allan on his van-based outreach work for The Hepatitis C Trust; Helen Caldwell from Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust on hepatitis C outreach in Merseyside during Covid-19; and The Hepatitis C Trust’s Philippe Bonnet on his Point of Care Test and Treat Roadshow in the West Midlands. Following presentations, attendees split into breakout groups to discuss specific aspects of hepatitis C outreach and compare thoughts, experiences and good practice.