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Commissioner

NHS England, CCGs and local authorities are all responsible for commissioning different parts of hepatitis C testing, treatment and care.  Find here tools, templates and other relevant documents to assist commissioners with their responsibilities to ensure hepatitis C patients are diagnosed and receive high quality care.

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  • Guidelines on hepatitis B and C testing
    These are the first WHO guidelines on testing for chronic hepatitis B and C infection and complement published guidance by WHO on the prevention, care and treatment of chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B infection. These guidelines outline the public health approach to strengthening and expanding current testing practices for hepatitis B and C, and are intended for use across age groups and populations.
    Rest of World Feb 2017 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Access and Uptake of Direct Acting Antiviral Medicines in the UK and selected European countries
    This report, produced by IMS Health and commissioned by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), provides information related to the uptake of Direct Acting Antiviral treatments (DAAs) over the last five years, to June 2016. The intention of the report is to benchmark the UK – in relation to patient access to these medicines – compared with other European countries. It finds that there have been significant variances in the ability of patients to access these medicines.
    UK Feb 2017 Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action and PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Manchester: Presentations
    On 13th December 2016, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Manchester. 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 Manchester and the wider north west region.
    UK, England, North West Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Commissioning Toolkit
    The Hepatitis C Commissioning Toolkit, an update to the original toolkit published in September 2013, sets out key commissioning responsibilities, with the intention of bringing clarity to an often highly fragmented commissioning landscape. The toolkit is also intended to aide commissioners in commissioning cost-effective services which are tailored to the needs of people with hepatitis C, by setting out how to ensure a clear, connected and properly funded hepatitis C care pathway, as well as providing good practice examples.
    England Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • The lived experience of interferon-free treatments for hepatitis C: A thematic analysis
    This research paper, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, examines how interferon-free treatments for hepatitis C are being understood and experienced by patients.
    UK Reports & Research PDF
  • BBV Bulletin: Quarterly update report of the introduction of opt-out BBV testing in prisons from PHE, NHS England and NOMS
    This bulletin provides an update on the introduction of opt-out BBV testing in prisons across England. It provides an overview of results and findings from the 'phase 2 pathfinder' prisons, as well as a range of recommendations including for prison healthcare teams to work more closely with local ODNs to improve uptake and completion of hepatitis C treatment.
    England Nov 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • Good practice case study: ROADS @ Bristol Drugs Project
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the work done by ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) @ Bristol Drugs Project. When ROADS took over the service in November 2013, under 12% of clients assessed as appropriate to be tested for hepatitis C went on to actually be tested. Bristol ROADS made a concerted effort to increase the number of people receiving hepatitis C tests by better coordinating services and finding ways to address the complications that prevented people who had agreed to be tested for hepatitis C from actually receiving the test.
    UK, South West Case study PDF
  • Laboratory reports of hepatitis C: April to June 2016
    This report from Public Health England provides statistics on the number of hepatitis A and hepatitis C laboratory reports in England and Wales from April to June 2016.
    England, Wales Reports & Research PDF
  • Good practice case study: Community pharmacy testing on the Isle of Wight
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at a community pharmacy testing pilot on the Isle of Wight. It involved the delivery of blood borne virus testing at 22 community pharmacies from September 2014 - May 2015. Primarily focused on increasing the numbers of people tested and diagnosed for hepatitis C, it trebled the number of tests carried out in community open access settings, and led to a significant increase in the numbers of people being referred to specialist care.

    This case study looks at why the pilot was established, how it operated, and the outcomes that it achieved.
    UK, South West Oct 2016 Case study PDF
  • Hepatitis C Coalition: Report on Operational Delivery Network Visits
    This report, published by the Hepatitis C Coalition, provides an overview of visits undertaken by the Coalition to Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) across England. It sets out the detailed analysis of findings from meetings with a variety of health professionals across the country, and includes a number of recommendations intended to further improve the effectivesness of the ODNs.
    England Sep 2016 Reports & Research PDF

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