The film is structured to enable reflective learning and to support GPs in applying learning to practice and comprises of four short sections each of which is also available as a stand-alone resource.
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.
Film: Detecting & managing hepatitis C in primary care
This educational resource was developed in a partnership between the RCGP, HCV Action and The Hepatitis C Trust, and is primarily aimed at GPs and other primary care staff. It aims to support the viewer by increasing their knowledge about the virus, and by building confidence in diagnosing people and supporting them through treatment.
The film is structured to enable reflective learning and to support GPs in applying learning to practice and comprises of four short sections each of which is also available as a stand-alone resource.UK Apr 2015 Other, Training, Tools & Templates Video
Detecting & managing hepatitis C in primary care: The impact and consequences of hepatitis C infection
This short film, aimed at GPs and others working with primary care, covers the prevalence of undiagnosed hepatitis C, the growing public health burden of infection and the natural history and consequences of hepatitis C infection.UK Apr 2015 Training, Tools & Templates Video
Detecting & managing hepatitis C in primary care: Overcoming barriers to testing and treatment
This short film, aimed at GPs and others working with primary care, looks at identifying those at risk of hepatitis C, through assessment & screening; testing and diagnosis, supported with practice examples.UK Apr 2015 Training, Tools & Templates Video
Detecting & managing hepatitis C in primary care: Current and future treatments
This short film, aimed at GPs and others working in primary care, reviews current standards of care, treatment options and pathways into secondary care and the key components of effective management of people with hepatitis C. It also reviews emerging treatments and explores how patients can make informed treatment choices in an evolving treatment landscape.UK Apr 2015 Training, Tools & Templates Video
Detecting & managing hepatitis C in primary care: Supporting people through treatment
This short film, aimed at GPs and others working in primary care, examines the support needs of people living with, and being treated for hepatitis C, the management of side effects, the promotion of harm reduction and positive lifestyle advice and the significance of integrated care and support for patients and carers.UK Apr 2015 Training, Tools & Templates Video
Informing the design of a national screening and treatment programme for chronic viral hepatitis in primary care: qualitative study of at-risk immigrant communities and healthcare professionals
Effective strategies are needed to provide screening and treatment for hepatitis B and C to immigrant groups in the UK at high risk of chronic infection. This study aimed to build an understanding of the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards these conditions and their management in a range of high-risk minority ethnic communities and health professionals, in order to inform the design of a screening and treatment programme in primary care.UK Mar 2015 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
Hepatitis C: Inequalities in Access to Medicines
This study by IMS Health seeks to understand the barriers to more effective treatment for hepatitis C in England. Among its findings were that inequalities in access to hepatitis C treatment are becoming more pronounced, and that treatment rates are actually falling among the most deprived patient groups.UK, England Mar 2015 Reports & Research PDF
HCV Action & PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Liverpool: Presentations
On 6th March 2015, HCV Action and Public Health England staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Liverpool. The event was designed to showcase and share best practice in the prevention, diagnosis, testing and treatment of hepatitis C, and identify specific issues and potential solutions for tackling hepatitis C in the Merseyside area.UK, England, North West Mar 2015 Case study, Other, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
HCV Action good practice film: Community-based treatment in Lambeth
In this good practice film, HCV Action interview Katherine Oakes, Senior Nurse for Viral Hepatitis at Kings College Hospital, and Dee Cunniffe, Policy Lead and Project Manager at the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C. They talk about the outreach service established in Lambeth to provide specialist care to hepatitis C-infected substance users in the borough, which has a higher than average prevalence of hepatitis C among injecting drug users compared to London as a whole.UK, England, Greater London Feb 2015 Case study Video
Hepatitis C in London
This Public Health England report focuses on the epidemiology of hepatitis C in London, and provides recommendations for stakeholders on measures to prevent further infections and reduce morbidity and mortality of those already infected with the virus.UK, England, Greater London Feb 2015 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF