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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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  • Divided Nations: Tackling the hepatitis C challenge across the UK
    In response to the public health challenge of Hepatitis C, national Governments in England, Scotland and Wales have taken radically different approaches. The All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group convened a meeting to explore the impact of the different national strategies. The meeting provided an opportunity for Parliamentarians, experts and stakeholders to compare and contrast the effectiveness of each approach and identify areas of best practice, which can be shared across national borders.
    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 in Greater Manchester: Report on the Decision Model for Changing Care Pathways
    The population of Greater Manchester has amongst the highest prevalence of Chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the UK, and the associated health problems are escalating. And yet, at the time of writing HCV services in Greater Manchester did not meet the population need. In order to overcome these shortfalls, this document sets out a proposal that has been put to Greater Manchester PCTs to
    North West 2008 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Management of Suspected HCV
    This document, provided by NHS Greater Manchester as part of its Hepatitis C Strategy, offers guidance on the management of suspected Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in primary care, including a diagram on the patient care pathway.
    North West 2008 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning 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
  • Action Plan for the Prevention, Management and Control of Hepatitis C in Northern Ireland
    The actions set out in this report form the core of a plan to address hepatitis C in Northern Ireland for the period 2006-2008. Its aim is to achieve a reduction in the transmission of hepatitis C in Northern Ireland and to ensure that people with hepatitis C infection are identified and receive high quality, evidence-based, patient-focused treatment and care.
    Northern Ireland Jan 2007 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • A Matter of Chance: An Audit of Hepatitis C Healthcare in England
    In February 2006, more than 18 months after the launch of the Department of Health's 2004 Action Plan for Hepatitis C setting out required actions for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and NHS Hospital Trusts, the All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group undertook a survey of PCTs and NHS Hospital Trusts in order to audit what actions they had taken to fulfil the Action Plan’s stated requirements. 'A Matter of Chance' reports on the findings of this research.
    UK May 2006 Reports & Research PDF

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