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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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  • HCV Action good practice case study: The Hepatitis C Trust's Testing Van
    This HCV Action case study provides an example of good practice in hepatitis C awareness and testing of hard-to-reach groups. It includes an overview of The Hepatitis C Trust's testing van project and the issues it aims to address, and details the outputs and outcomes from the project. This written case study can be read alongside HCV Action's good practice testing van video.
    UK May 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice film: The Hepatitis C Trust Testing Van
    Jim Conneely, Outreach Officer at The Hepatitis C Trust, talks to HCV Action about his work on the testing van, raising awareness of hepatitis C and testing hard-to-reach groups. A local peer support worker, Basil Turner at Groundswell, also discusses the way in which his services link up with Jim's testing van, and a service user talks through his experiences.
    UK May 2014 Case study Video
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to support the opt-out BBV testing policy
    This information sheet has been put together by Public Health England (PHE) Health and Justice Team and The Hepatitis C Trust, National AIDS Trust and the British Liver Trust to support the implementation of the opt-out blood-borne virus (BBV) testing policy. It includes information to support stakeholders in implementing this work and covers the following areas: · Information about the opt-out BBV policy · General information on BBVs · Useful contacts for further information
    England May 2014 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Health and Wellbeing Boards & Hepatitis C
    This report by HCV Action investigates the prioritisation of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) across England. The aim of the review is to compare the extent to which local authorities have considered the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in their area, in order to identify the range of local commissioning and treatment practices that exist across England. Evidence was gathered from the most recent Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS) available from local authorities.
    UK 14 May 2014 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • HMP Kirkham: Treating hepatitis C in prison
    In this good practice case study, HCV Action visits the hepatitis C service at HMP Kirkham in Lancashire. Natalie Robinson and Alexandra Robson from the healthcare team at HMP Kirkham emphasise the importance and effectiveness of their opt-out testing system, whereby everybody at the prison is offered and strongly encouraged to undergo screening for hepatitis C. Natalie and Alexandra stress the benefits of testing in enabling health promotion around the prevention of hepatitis C.
    North West May 2014 Case study Video
  • EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C: 2014
    These EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C are intended to assist physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and other interested individuals, in the clinical decisionmaking process by describing the optimal management of patients with acute and chronic HCV infections. These guidelines apply to therapies that will be approved within less than 6 months at the time of their publication.
    UK Apr 2014 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • HMP Leeds: Treating hepatitis C in prison
    In this good practice case study, Dr Iain Brew, GP at Leeds Community Services NHS Trust, talks to HCV Action about HMP Leeds' innovative hepatitis C treatment service. Dr Brew highlights prison as a highly effective setting in which to identify and treat people with hepatitis C.
    Yorkshire and the Humber 2014 Case study Video
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for the Screening, Care and Treatment of Persons with Hepatitis C Infection
    These are the first guidelines dealing with hepatitis C treatment produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and complement existing guidance on the prevention of transmission of bloodborne viruses, including HCV. They are intended for policy-makers, government officials, and others working in low- and middle income countries who are developing programmes for the screening, care and treatment of persons with HCV infection.
    Rest of World Apr 2014 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of hepatitis C virus infection
    These EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are intended to assist physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and other interested individuals, in the clinical decision-making process by describing the optimal management of patients with acute and chronic HCV infections. These guidelines apply to therapies that are approved at the time of their publication.
    UK, Rest of World 2014 Training, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Liver Disease: Today's Complacency, Tomorrow's Catastrophe. The All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group (APPHG) Inquiry into Improving Outcomes in Liver Disease
    Out of disappointment at the persistent failure to develop a comprehensive approach to tackling liver disease, The All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group (APPHG) decided to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the growing epidemic of liver disease. It invited evidence from Royal Colleges, clinicians, patients, charities, relevant industry figures, the NHS, Public Health England and the Government, in order to establish what needs to be done to improve outcomes for liver disease patients and save lives.
    UK 25 Mar 2014 Reports & Research PDF

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