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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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  • Greater Manchester - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for HCV Prevention
    This report provides an important baseline reference document for Greater Manchester. It sets out the policy context and current service provision situation for Hepatitis C patients, followed by an analysis of local data. A series of recommendations are made based on available research evidence that is aimed at supporting future commissioning decisions in each Primary Care Trust (PCT) area and across GM as a whole.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Teaching and Training Needs Assessment for Greater Manchester
    This document provides an executive summary of Greater Manchester's Teaching and Training Needs Assessment, which will facilitate the development of a range of high quality courses designed to meet identified local needs by mapping the current provision of courses in Greater Manchester about hepatitis C (HCV) for all health care professionals (HCP) and others working with high risk groups, and accurately assessing local training requirement at Primary Care Trust (PCT) and service level.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Communications Strategy 2008-13
    The Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Steering Group was set up to improve local services for people with hepatitis C. This group undertook a health needs assessment in 2006 that estimated between 10,000 and 22,000 cases of hepatitis C across Greater Manchester. The main factor for this high prevalence is the high number of injecting drug users in the area with local laboratory data suggesting that many of those with hepatitis C are undiagnosed. The steering group set up a Hepatitis C Strategy to tackle this, focused on four key areas of prevention, testing, treatment and surveillance.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • GMHCVS HCV Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses (2009)
    There is an increasing demand nationally and locally for HCV Specialist Nurses. Nurses wishing to become HCV specialist nurses come from a variety of nursing backgrounds. This reflects the need to coordinate and standardise training regarding this emerging speciality. Currently, there are no pre- or post-registration courses specifically designed to deliver training for viral hepatitis in nursing.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS
    This White Paper sets out the long-term plan for the NHS in this Parliamentary term and beyond. The Government states that it will give the NHS a coherent, stable, enduring framework for quality and service improvement. It aims for the debate on health to no longer be about structures and processes, but about priorities and progress in health improvement for all. This is a challenging and far-reaching set of reforms, which will drive cultural changes in the NHS. It sets out plans for managing change, including the transitional roles of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts.
    England Jul 2010 Other PDF
  • Blood Borne Viral Hepatitis Action Plan for Wales 2010-2015
    This document sets out the WAG blood borne viral hepatitis action plan for Wales for the period April 2010 - April 2015. It is proposed that during this period, services in Wales will be continually re-evaluated and markers of success (reduction in transmission rates and significant increases in numbers diagnosed and treated) and barriers to progress identified. Further action to tackle chronic HBV and HCV in Wales will be identified for action from 2015. This action plan aims to provide a clear, costed and time defined framework for the planning and provision of key services in Wales.
    Wales Feb 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C: Increasing Awareness and Improving Access to Testing for the South Asian Community in Bedford
    In the United Kingdom (UK), the majority of individuals infected with Hepatitis C are past or present injecting drug users. However, there is a higher than average HCV prevalence among the South Asian community compared with the general population in the UK. For instance, the Pakistani community has been noted as having a greater than 2% prevalence of HCV, despite the majority of them never having injected drugs.
    East of England 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Characteristics of an ideal Hepatitis C service - summary paper
    In this paper Siobhan Fahey, the Greater Manchester Programme lead for Hepatitis C, and Julie Cunningham, commissioning manager within the Commissioning Business Service (CBS), review the processes undertaken in engaging with stakeholder groups during the Greater Manchester HCV strategy. Stakeholder groups were given the opportunity to comment on what they thought were the key characteristics of an ideal Hepatitis C service in relation to the various parts of the care pathway.
    North West Jan 2010 Case study, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    This systematic literature review seeks to determine whether tattooing is a risk factor for the transmission of hepatitis C. A comprehensive search was performed to identify all case-control, cohort or cross sectional studies published prior to November 2008 that evaluated risks related to tattooing or risk factors of transmission of hepatitis C infection. A total of 124 studies were included in this systematic review, of which 83 were included in themeta-analysis.
    UK, Rest of World 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Self Support Project: May 2010 - April 2013
    The following document presents a plan for a Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy project providing client centred, self-care support to people with Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. The project was funded for 3 years and aimed to provide a sustainable system for self-care support to be in place across the whole of Greater Manchester. The Project aimed to work closely with existing Hepatitis C Support groups to ensure their sustainability. It also aimed to work with people with Hepatitis C to ensure that Hepatitis C Support Groups are
    North West 2010 Case study, Tools & Templates PDF

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