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Around 216,000 people in the UK are living with hepatitis C so it is important that all medical professionals have access to the latest training, information and advice on hepatitis C management.  Find here links to relevant materials for clinicians, nurses, GPs, prison healthcare staff and other medical professionals.

 

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  • Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe
    This report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction provides an overview of infectious disease surveillance data, outbreak investigations, and prevention and control measures among people who inject drugs in Europe up to February 2019, including viral hepatitis.
    UK, Rest of World 16 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners
    This study evaluates peer-supported screening as a model of active HCV case finding within prisons with a secondary aim to describe the HCV cascade among those infected including linkage to care and treatment outcomes. The study was carried out in a medium-security Irish male prison with over 500 inmates. The authors conclude that peer-supported screening is an effective active HCV case-finding model to find and link prisoners with untreated active HCV infection to HCV care.
    Rest of World 09 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Information for GPs on the Infected Blood Inquiry
    This document from Public Health England provides information for GPs on the ongoing Infected Blood Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff. The document covers: why there is an Infected Blood Inquiry; what to advise if your patient thinks that they received blood in the 1970s/1980s; what to do if your patient is hepatitis C positive and is concerned a past transfusion
    UK 05 Jul 2019 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C: Progress towards achieving elimination in Wales
    Following an inquiry into hepatitis C, the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published this report. The report makes four main recommendations to the Welsh Government: that the Welsh Government produces a comprehensive national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, with clear ambitious targets, and workforce planning built in, and provides sustainable funding until elimination is achieved; implementation of a targeted awareness raising campaign to reach out to at risk communities; to write to Local Health Board
    Wales 27 Jun 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • WHO progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs 2019
    The World Health Organisation has published its mid-term report on progress towards implementing the 'Global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections'. The UK signed up to the 'Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-21', committing to eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. The report highlights the need to strengthen data and update hepatitis data more regularly. It states that global targets for reducing mortality from viral hepatitis will not be met 'without massively accelerating universal access to testing' and treatment.
    Rest of World 24 May 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C in England 2019 report
    Public Health England's annual report on the UK’s progress towards eliminating hepatitis C sets out that although a lot has been achieved towards the World Health Organisation’s target of eliminating hepatitis C as a major public health threat by 2030, there is still much to do. In particular, the report calls for a 'radical change' in the health service's approach to hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.
    UK 09 Apr 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
    The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has published a new report on the prevalence of hepatitis C in Europe. The report indicates a 10% decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases from 2016 to 2017, but also warns of the under-reporting of diagnosed cases and the variation of national testing practices impacting the reliability of this statistic. Headline figures show that 5.6 million Europeans live with chronic hepatitis C, with more than 31,000 recorded cases in 2017.
    Rest of World 05 Apr 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Evalution of injecting equipment providing services in NHS Tayside
    The Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of injecting equipment providing services, noting barriers and recommendations to Tayside NHS. The report includes information on the provision of hepatitis C testing at injecting equipment providing services.
    UK, Scotland 14 Mar 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C Coalition Roundtable on HCV and Blood Borne Viruses in Prison
    This report summarises a December 2018 meeting organised by the Hepatitis C Coalition to discuss hepatitis C and BBVs in prison. The report covers discussion points including the need for better implementation of opt-out testing, reducing points of attrition along the care pathway, tackling stigma and developing stronger links with community services.
    England 06 Feb 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Scotland: Report of the National Short Life Working Group (SLWG) on Hepatitis C Virus Case Finding and Access to Care
    Following a request by the Scottish Government, a short life working group (SLWG) was convened and commissioned to develop recommendations on improvements in case-finding and treatment for hepatitis C in Scotland. The remit of the group was to review evidence and agree recommendations on four key topic areas: awareness-raising, case-finding, novel approaches to testing, and access to care. This report describes the methodology, key findings, and recommendations of the SLWG.
    Scotland 31 Jan 2019 Reports & Research PDF

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