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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  • Fact-sheet on tuberculosis and hepatitis C
    Developed by the Hepatitis C Coaltiion on the basis of interviews with patient and clinical experts, as well as drawing upon the expertise within the Hepatitis C Coalition’s membership, this fact-sheet provides an overview of the linkages between hepatitis C and tuberculosis. As well as detailing the interactions between the two conditions, it also details the health impact, as well as the latest relevant policy developments.
    UK Aug 2015 Other, Reports & Research PDF
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C Good Practice Roadshow, London
    This report provides a summary of the good practice hepatitis C roadshow held by HCV Action and Public Health England on 26th June 2015. 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 the capital.
    UK, England, Greater London Aug 2015 Other, Reports & Research PDF
  • Summary report: National event for early lessons learnt from the opt-out blood-borne virus (BBV) testing policy in prisons
    The ‘National event for early lessons learnt from the opt-out Blood-Borne Virus (BBV) testing policy in prisons’ was held on Thursday 21 May 2015 in Birmingham. This event followed on from one held in 2014 to launch the opt-out BBV testing policy which was originally agreed by PHE, National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and NHS England in their first National Partnership Agreement, which was published in 2013 and which committed to providing BBV testing (HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C) for all prisoners in England.

    England Aug 2015 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C in the UK: 2015 report
    This annual report, from Public Health England, provides an overview of the current hepatitis C landscape across the UK. Its key findings include:

    - An estimated 214,000 people have chronic hepatitis C in the UK.

    - Deaths from hepatitis C-related end stage liver disease and liver cancer have doubled in the last decade.

    - The numbers of tests carried out in primary care is increasing, suggesting that awareness of hepatitis C may be increasing in this setting.

    UK Jul 2015 Other, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • HCV Action & PHE hepatitis C roadshow in London: Presentations
    On 26th June 2015, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in London. The event was designed to showcase and share best practice in the prevention, diagnosis, testing and treatment of hepatitis C, and identify specific issues and potential solutions for tackling hepatitis C in the capital.
    UK, Greater London Jul 2015 Case study, Other, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Course: Enhancing Prevention, Testing and Care
    This online training course, which has been developed by Public Health England and the Royal College of General Practitioners, provides an understanding of hepatitis C and its prevalence. It also gives an overview of the liver and its function, and the stages and natural history of untreated hepatitis C liver disease. The course, which is aimed at staff working in drug services and those who work with drug users in wider services, takes around 2 hours to complete and participants will have the opportunity to print a 2 hour CDP certificate at the end of the course.
    UK Jul 2015 Training Web link
  • Turning Evidence into Practice: Improving access to, and completion of, hepatitis C treatment
    This briefing, produced by Public Health England, has practical advice for commissioners and services on improving access to, and completion of, hepatitis C treatment. It provides an overview of the key local issues that local providers and commissioners of drug and hepatitis C treatment should consider when commissioning and delivering services, and contains a series of prompts and examples of good practice.
    UK, England Jul 2015 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Alcohol: Challenges and Opportunities
    This report, prepared by Professor David Goldberg and supported by Bristol Myers-Squibb, looks at the linkages between excessive alcohol consumption and hepatitis C, and explores how excessive alcohol consumption can act as a barrier to people with hepatitis C being considered for, receiving and the benefit of treatment for hepatitis C.

    The report contains a number of recommendations, including that for hepatitis C-infected people whose consumption of alcohol exceeds mild levels, the management of such consumption should be taken as seriously as the management of their hepatitis C.
    UK Jun 2015 Other, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C in the North West - PHE 2014 report
    The Public Health England North West annual hepatitis C report (published 22 June 2015) reveals that in 2014 at least 40,000 adults in the region are estimated to be infected with hepatitis C, with the highest burden of disease in Greater Manchester. Estimates indicate that the greatest numbers of people in the North West living with hepatitis C live within Lancashire, Manchester and Liverpool.
    North West Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Clinical Commissioning Policy Statement: Treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients with cirrhosis
    This NHS England policy statement sets out the hepatitis treatments that will be routinely commissioned by NHS England for the treatment of chronic hepatitis in patients with cirrhosis. It also sets out how access to treatments will be organised with the setting up of Operational Delivery Networks from August 2015 and arrangements in the interim.
    England Jun 2015 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF