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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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  • GMHCVS HCV Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses (2009)
    There is an increasing demand nationally and locally for HCV Specialist Nurses. Nurses wishing to become HCV specialist nurses come from a variety of nursing backgrounds. This reflects the need to coordinate and standardise training regarding this emerging speciality. Currently, there are no pre- or post-registration courses specifically designed to deliver training for viral hepatitis in nursing.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • Treatment Guidance for Patients with Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester
    This document provides guidance on treatment for patients with Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. It defines responses to treatment, runs through treatment protocols, types of treatment for various kinds of patient, and protocols for managing treatment side effects.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Consultants (2009)
    This project aimed to determine the training and knowledge requirements of consultants wishing to specialise in the treatment of Hepatitis C (HCV). It provides a series of recommendations for the development of appropriate training and resources to support the continued growth of the specialism. These recommendations are based on feedback obtained from semi-structured interviews undertaken with consultants
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Greater Manchester HCV Strategy Hepatitis C Health Equity Audit (2010)
    Health equity audit (HEA) is a key tool used to identify how fairly services or resources are distributed between population groups. This HEA report was commissioned by the Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS) and is the first Health equity audit focusing on HCV in Greater Manchester. The report aims to explore how recent service provision around prevention, testing and treatment in services has reflected patterns of need in relation to 5 key dimensions; age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity and accessibility (service numbers and geography) across Greater Manchester.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for HCV Prevention
    This report provides an important baseline reference document for Greater Manchester. It sets out the policy context and current service provision situation for Hepatitis C patients, followed by an analysis of local data. A series of recommendations are made based on available research evidence that is aimed at supporting future commissioning decisions in each Primary Care Trust (PCT) area and across GM as a whole.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Communications Strategy 2008-13
    The Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Steering Group was set up to improve local services for people with hepatitis C. This group undertook a health needs assessment in 2006 that estimated between 10,000 and 22,000 cases of hepatitis C across Greater Manchester. The main factor for this high prevalence is the high number of injecting drug users in the area with local laboratory data suggesting that many of those with hepatitis C are undiagnosed. The steering group set up a Hepatitis C Strategy to tackle this, focused on four key areas of prevention, testing, treatment and surveillance.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Teaching and Training Needs Assessment for Greater Manchester
    This document provides an executive summary of Greater Manchester's Teaching and Training Needs Assessment, which will facilitate the development of a range of high quality courses designed to meet identified local needs by mapping the current provision of courses in Greater Manchester about hepatitis C (HCV) for all health care professionals (HCP) and others working with high risk groups, and accurately assessing local training requirement at Primary Care Trust (PCT) and service level.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS
    This White Paper sets out the long-term plan for the NHS in this Parliamentary term and beyond. The Government states that it will give the NHS a coherent, stable, enduring framework for quality and service improvement. It aims for the debate on health to no longer be about structures and processes, but about priorities and progress in health improvement for all. This is a challenging and far-reaching set of reforms, which will drive cultural changes in the NHS. It sets out plans for managing change, including the transitional roles of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts.
    England Jul 2010 Other PDF
  • Blood Borne Viral Hepatitis Action Plan for Wales 2010-2015
    This document sets out the WAG blood borne viral hepatitis action plan for Wales for the period April 2010 - April 2015. It is proposed that during this period, services in Wales will be continually re-evaluated and markers of success (reduction in transmission rates and significant increases in numbers diagnosed and treated) and barriers to progress identified. Further action to tackle chronic HBV and HCV in Wales will be identified for action from 2015. This action plan aims to provide a clear, costed and time defined framework for the planning and provision of key services in Wales.
    Wales Feb 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    This systematic literature review seeks to determine whether tattooing is a risk factor for the transmission of hepatitis C. A comprehensive search was performed to identify all case-control, cohort or cross sectional studies published prior to November 2008 that evaluated risks related to tattooing or risk factors of transmission of hepatitis C infection. A total of 124 studies were included in this systematic review, of which 83 were included in themeta-analysis.
    UK, Rest of World 2010 Reports & Research PDF

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