The Plan aims to halt the ride in liver disease and deaths; provide more support to patients; improve the quality of services' improve specialist knowledge in liver disease throughout the health service, and encourage patients to take responsibility for their health and care.
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.
Together for Health -Liver Disease Delivery Plan
The Liver Disease Delivery Plan, launched by the Welsh Government and NHS Wales in May 2015, seeks to prevent liver disease and improve related services, and includes a focus on addressing viral hepatitis in Wales.
The Plan aims to halt the ride in liver disease and deaths; provide more support to patients; improve the quality of services' improve specialist knowledge in liver disease throughout the health service, and encourage patients to take responsibility for their health and care.UK, Wales May 2015 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
Film: Detecting & managing hepatitis C in primary care
This educational resource was developed in a partnership between the RCGP, HCV Action and The Hepatitis C Trust, and is primarily aimed at GPs and other primary care staff. It aims to support the viewer by increasing their knowledge about the virus, and by building confidence in diagnosing people and supporting them through treatment.
The film is structured to enable reflective learning and to support GPs in applying learning to practice and comprises of four short sections each of which is also available as a stand-alone resource.UK Apr 2015 Other, Training, Tools & Templates Video
Informing the design of a national screening and treatment programme for chronic viral hepatitis in primary care: qualitative study of at-risk immigrant communities and healthcare professionals
Effective strategies are needed to provide screening and treatment for hepatitis B and C to immigrant groups in the UK at high risk of chronic infection. This study aimed to build an understanding of the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards these conditions and their management in a range of high-risk minority ethnic communities and health professionals, in order to inform the design of a screening and treatment programme in primary care.UK Mar 2015 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
Hepatitis C: Inequalities in Access to Medicines
This study by IMS Health seeks to understand the barriers to more effective treatment for hepatitis C in England. Among its findings were that inequalities in access to hepatitis C treatment are becoming more pronounced, and that treatment rates are actually falling among the most deprived patient groups.UK, England Mar 2015 Reports & Research PDF
HCV Action & PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Liverpool: Presentations
On 6th March 2015, HCV Action and Public Health England staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Liverpool. 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 Merseyside area.UK, England, North West Mar 2015 Case study, Other, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
HCV Action good practice film: Community-based treatment in Lambeth
In this good practice film, HCV Action interview Katherine Oakes, Senior Nurse for Viral Hepatitis at Kings College Hospital, and Dee Cunniffe, Policy Lead and Project Manager at the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C. They talk about the outreach service established in Lambeth to provide specialist care to hepatitis C-infected substance users in the borough, which has a higher than average prevalence of hepatitis C among injecting drug users compared to London as a whole.UK, England, Greater London Feb 2015 Case study Video
Hepatitis C in London
This Public Health England report focuses on the epidemiology of hepatitis C in London, and provides recommendations for stakeholders on measures to prevent further infections and reduce morbidity and mortality of those already infected with the virus.UK, England, Greater London Feb 2015 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
Improving Awareness of Chronic Hepatitis C in Ethnic Minority Groups from South Asia in Greater Manchester 2012 - 2013
This is the final report of the BHA Hepatitis C Project, delivered in partnership with the Islamic Society of Britain. The project, which ran from 2012 to 2013, sought to raise awareness of hepatitis C among South Asian communities in Greater Manchester, principally through the delivery of culturally sensitive information sessions. The report provides an overview of the impact of the project, as well as providing details of the aims of the project and how it was delivered.UK, England, North West Jan 2015 Reports & Research PDF
HCV Action good practice film: Addaction workforce development programme
In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews David Badcock of Addaction and Stuart Smith of The Hepatitis C Trust, about the development and implementation of an Addaction workforce development programme, which aimed to improve awareness and knowledge of hepatitis C among Addaction staff. The programme was formed as a result of a partnership between Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust, and involved the secondment of Stuart Smith, National Drug Services Lead at The Hepatitis C Trust, to Addaction to develop and deliver training to Addaction staff.UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Greater London Jan 2015 Case study, Training Video
The Challenge of Hepatitis C for the South Asian Community
Produced following a Parliamentary round-table event hosted in 2014 by Virendra Sharma MP and supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb, this report aims to identify the steps required to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C, which is a particular issue for the South Asian community. It explores how services might best be designed to improve patient outcomes, and includes a short good practice case study.UK Jan 2015 Reports & Research PDF