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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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  • 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
  • Liver Disease in the South West: A health needs assessment
    This document provides epidemiological data and an overview of primary and secondary care services for general liver disease in the South West of England and also assesses the main preventable causes, which includes hepatitis C.
    UK, England, South West Aug 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • Laboratory reports of hepatitis C: 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 January - March 2016.
    England, Wales Aug 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C in the UK 2016 report
    This report, published by Public Health England, summarises the scale of the hepatitis C issue in the UK in 2015, in order to help support focused action in UK countries via their national action plans, and in order to eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health threat by 2030. It provides a host of relevant statistics and information related to prevalence, diagnosis, testing and treatment.
    UK Aug 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Outreach service in Newcastle
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at an outreach service that has been developed in Newcastle. Based at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, the service delivers three outreach centres in locations across the north east region. Prior to the outreach service, hospital attendance at new hepatitis C patient appointments was less than 50%. The service has resulted in attendance rates of 75%, an increase in the numbers of people being treated, and comparable Sustainable Virological Response (SVR) rates as hospital-based treatment.

    North East, UK, England Jul 2016 Case study PDF
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C good practice roadshow, Newcastle
    This report provides a summary of the good practice hepatitis C roadshow held by HCV Action and Public Health England in Newcastle on 17th May 2016. The roadshow was aimed at sharing good practice around hepatitis C and instigating local action to address the virus. The report includes summaries of the talks and workshops held on the day, as well as suggested next steps to be taken in order to tackle hepatitis C more effectively in Newcastle and the wider north east area.
    North East, UK, England Jun 2016 Reports & Research PDF

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