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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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  • East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group Commissioning Policy for Hepatitis C Treatments
    This commissioning policy paper was produced for the treatment of patients with Hepatitis C in the East Midlands, with the aim of providing and ensuring equity, consistency and clarity in approach to treatment across the region. The document sets out the position of East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group PCTs in respect of treatment for Hepatitis C for its current and future patients, outlining the treatment regimens for the various different genotypes of Hepatitis C using combination therapy (pegylated interferon alpha and weight-based ribavirin).
    East Midlands Jun 2009 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis in people of south Asian ethnicity living in England: the prevalence cannot necessarily be predicted from the prevalence in the country of origin
    The prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in immigrant communities is unknown. Immigrants from South Asia (SA) are common in England and elsewhere, and the burden of viral hepatitis in these communities is unknown. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of viral hepatitis in immigrants from SA living in England. The authors undertook a community-based testing project among such people at five sites in England. A total of 4998 people attending community centres were screened for viral hepatitis using oral fluid testing.
    England 2009 Reports & Research PDF
  • A Time to Act: Improving Liver Health and Outcomes in Liver Disease
    This document reviews the current landscape of UK liver disease and advises the Department of Health on ways to improve liver services and the outcomes of liver disease in the UK. It stresses the fact that radical change in the profile of the disease is achievable, and includes recommendations on cost-effective and high quality management of liver disease and liver services, the establishment of training frameworks and the setting of clinical standards, quality metrics and guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of local services.
    UK 2009 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Guidelines for Laboratory Testing of Patients with hepatitis C in Greater Manchester
    These Guidelines on laboratory testing of patients with hepatitis C were issued by the NHS Association of Greater Manchester Primary Care Trusts, and should be read in conjunction with the ‘Treatment Guidance for Patients with hepatitis C in Greater Manchester’ issued 5th August 2009. The Guidance refers to virological testing of patients and does not detail biochemical, haematological or histopathological testing of patients with hepatitis C.
    North West 2009 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Eye of the Needle: United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers
    This report summarises data collected for healthcare workers (HCWs) occupationally exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and hepatitis c (HCV) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It examines the types of exposures, the staff involved and the circumstances surrounding exposure episodes and uses such information to inform the development of national prevention policies and to monitor the implementation of current guidelines. Section 2.6 explores Hepatitis C related exposures.
    UK Nov 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C Action Plan for Scotland Phase II: May 2008 – March 2011
    The Phase II Hepatitis C Action Plan follows the Scottish Government's first Hepatitis C Action Plan, published in September 2006. A significant strand of the plan is about improving testing, treatment, care and support services for those infected, with a major emphasis placed on increasing the number of people receiving treatment. The plan also recognises and addresses the social care needs and drug addiction problems of infected persons through actions aimed at improving links between clinical, addiction and mental health services.
    Scotland May 2008 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • More Transplants, Saving More Lives: The Future for Organ Donation in the UK
    Over 1,000 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant in the UK because there is a national shortage of organ donations.
    UK 11 Mar 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • Location, Location, Location: An Audit of Hepatitis C Healthcare in England
    In July 2004 the Department of Health published a Hepatitis C Action Plan for England, setting out required actions for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and NHS Hospital Trusts. Over the following 18 months the All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group (APPHG) became concerned by anecdotal evidence from patients and clinicians that the Action Plan was not being implemented in their area.
    England 14 Feb 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C Baseline Data Review: Greater Manchester
    As part of the service redesign project the NHS Commissioning Service and the Commissioning Business Service conducted a baseline data review (BDR) of the hospitals in Greater Manchester that were treating hepatitis C patients. At the time of the audit (March 2008) there were three hospitals that managed the treatment of patients with Hepatitis C (HCV), in Wiggan, the Pennines and Central Manchester. these were:
    North West 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • Face It: Hepatitis C Best Practice - Developing a local hepatitis C strategy
    Dr Erika Duffell, Consultant in Health Protection at Greater Manchester Health Protection Unit (HPU) led a project on behalf of the local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to improve services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. A steering group produced a comprehensive needs assessment and evidence-based strategy, which convinced PCT commissioners to invest in services. So far, the programme has led to the development of outreach clinics in local drug services, the recruitment of extra medical and nursing staff to treat
    North West 2008 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF

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