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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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  • WHO progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs 2019
    The World Health Organisation has published its mid-term report on progress towards implementing the 'Global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections'. The UK signed up to the 'Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-21', committing to eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. The report highlights the need to strengthen data and update hepatitis data more regularly. It states that global targets for reducing mortality from viral hepatitis will not be met 'without massively accelerating universal access to testing' and treatment.
    Rest of World 24 May 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • WHO policy brief on access to testing and treatment for people who inject drugs and people in prisons
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) published this policy brief in April 2019 to set out the current landscape of country hepatitis policies for harm reduction and hepatitis C testing and treatment for people who inject drugs and people in prisons. It aims to capture how governments are translating the WHO Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021, which the UK Government has signed up to, in national plans. It also provides a summary of the enablers and barriers to hepatitis C testing and treatment in these populations.
    UK, Rest of World 17 May 2019 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C in England 2019 report
    Public Health England's annual report on the UK’s progress towards eliminating hepatitis C sets out that although a lot has been achieved towards the World Health Organisation’s target of eliminating hepatitis C as a major public health threat by 2030, there is still much to do. In particular, the report calls for a 'radical change' in the health service's approach to hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.
    UK 09 Apr 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
    The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has published a new report on the prevalence of hepatitis C in Europe. The report indicates a 10% decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases from 2016 to 2017, but also warns of the under-reporting of diagnosed cases and the variation of national testing practices impacting the reliability of this statistic. Headline figures show that 5.6 million Europeans live with chronic hepatitis C, with more than 31,000 recorded cases in 2017.
    Rest of World 05 Apr 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Evalution of injecting equipment providing services in NHS Tayside
    The Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of injecting equipment providing services, noting barriers and recommendations to Tayside NHS. The report includes information on the provision of hepatitis C testing at injecting equipment providing services.
    UK, Scotland 14 Mar 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C Coalition Roundtable on HCV and Blood Borne Viruses in Prison
    This report summarises a December 2018 meeting organised by the Hepatitis C Coalition to discuss hepatitis C and BBVs in prison. The report covers discussion points including the need for better implementation of opt-out testing, reducing points of attrition along the care pathway, tackling stigma and developing stronger links with community services.
    England 06 Feb 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Scotland: Report of the National Short Life Working Group (SLWG) on Hepatitis C Virus Case Finding and Access to Care
    Following a request by the Scottish Government, a short life working group (SLWG) was convened and commissioned to develop recommendations on improvements in case-finding and treatment for hepatitis C in Scotland. The remit of the group was to review evidence and agree recommendations on four key topic areas: awareness-raising, case-finding, novel approaches to testing, and access to care. This report describes the methodology, key findings, and recommendations of the SLWG.
    Scotland 31 Jan 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • World Hepatitis Day 2018: Global Summary Report
    This report, produced by the World Hepatitis Alliance, provides a comprehensive summary of international activity for World Hepatitis Day 2018. 144 countries, 93 governments and 53 WHO Country Offices took part across the six regions. Over 1,600 events were organised, 318,914 people attended events in their local community or country, and millions were reached online.
    UK, Rest of World 18 Dec 2018 Reports & Research PDF
  • Summary report: Tackling hepatitis C in Scottish prisons, Glasgow - December 2018
    This report provides a summary of the hepatitis C good practice roadshow focused on prisons held by HCV Action in Glasgow on 6th December 2018. The event was attended by prison healthcare staff, public health professionals, third sector staff working with prisons or BBVs, and patients. The report includes summaries of the presentations and discussions held on the day.
    Scotland 18 Dec 2018 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C treatment monitoring in England
    This Public Health England resource contains data and findings from the hepatitis C patient registry and treatment outcome system. Data from the registry shows that DAA treatments have successfully cured 95% of patients who received them. The vast majority of treatment continues to take place within secondary care, with just 13% of treatments undertaken in drug services, prisons or other outreach settings.
    England 21 Nov 2018 Reports & Research PDF

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