Tackling the problem of Hepatitis C, substance misuse and health inequalities: a Consensus for London


2011 by Health Service Journal
This document represents a call to action from experts in the fields of addiction and hepatitis in London. It provides a framework with which to address the epidemiological, clinical and financial challenges presented by current rates of hepatitis C among people who have injected drugs and sets out solutions in the form of a blueprint for local commissioners. It sets out key requirements and recommendations in terms of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and data collection for each type of service that impacts on the patient’s journey. The emphasis is on education and training, and on the need for integration and collaboration across drug and specialist hepatitis treatment services, public health, prisons and primary care.
Greater London