Resources

Drug services professional

Around half of current injecting drug users will have hepatitis C, although this prevalence rate varies across the country.  Find here tools, resources and other relevant documents to help drugs service staff raise awareness of hepatitis C amongst service users, and improve testing and access to care.

Showing 11 to 20 of 211 resources

  • EMCDDA on models of care for hepatitis C in drugs services
    The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published 'Hepatitis C: new models of care for drugs services' in July 2019. This aims to highlight the importance of targeting people who inject drugs as a key population for the elimination of hepatitis C in Europe and to show innovative practice in the form of 11 case studies (three of which are from England). The report provides key insights into the results, impact, sustainability and transferability of each practice to guide the implementation of these new models of care in other countries and settings.
    UK, Rest of World, England, Greater London 29 Jul 2019 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Surveillance of hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment in Scotland, 2019 update
    This Health Protection Scotland report outlines that there were 1,423 new diagnoses of hepatitis C antibody-positivity in Scotland in 2018, the lowest number of new hepatitis C antibody diagnoses in Scotland since 1996. It is estimated that approximately 21,000 individuals were living with chronic hepatitis C infection in Scotland by the end of 2018 and approximately 10,500 of these have been diagnosed. A total of 2,609 individuals were initiated onto hepatitis C treatment during financial year 2018/19.
    Scotland 23 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe
    This report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction provides an overview of infectious disease surveillance data, outbreak investigations, and prevention and control measures among people who inject drugs in Europe up to February 2019, including viral hepatitis.
    UK, Rest of World 16 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners
    This study evaluates peer-supported screening as a model of active HCV case finding within prisons with a secondary aim to describe the HCV cascade among those infected including linkage to care and treatment outcomes. The study was carried out in a medium-security Irish male prison with over 500 inmates. The authors conclude that peer-supported screening is an effective active HCV case-finding model to find and link prisoners with untreated active HCV infection to HCV care.
    Rest of World 09 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C: Progress towards achieving elimination in Wales
    Following an inquiry into hepatitis C, the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published this report. The report makes four main recommendations to the Welsh Government: that the Welsh Government produces a comprehensive national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, with clear ambitious targets, and workforce planning built in, and provides sustainable funding until elimination is achieved; implementation of a targeted awareness raising campaign to reach out to at risk communities; to write to Local Health Board
    Wales 27 Jun 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
  • 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
  • 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

Pages