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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.

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  • Treatment Guidance for Patients with Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester
    This document provides guidance on treatment for patients with Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. It defines responses to treatment, runs through treatment protocols, types of treatment for various kinds of patient, and protocols for managing treatment side effects.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Communications Strategy 2008-13
    The Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Steering Group was set up to improve local services for people with hepatitis C. This group undertook a health needs assessment in 2006 that estimated between 10,000 and 22,000 cases of hepatitis C across Greater Manchester. The main factor for this high prevalence is the high number of injecting drug users in the area with local laboratory data suggesting that many of those with hepatitis C are undiagnosed. The steering group set up a Hepatitis C Strategy to tackle this, focused on four key areas of prevention, testing, treatment and surveillance.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for HCV Prevention
    This report provides an important baseline reference document for Greater Manchester. It sets out the policy context and current service provision situation for Hepatitis C patients, followed by an analysis of local data. A series of recommendations are made based on available research evidence that is aimed at supporting future commissioning decisions in each Primary Care Trust (PCT) area and across GM as a whole.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS
    This White Paper sets out the long-term plan for the NHS in this Parliamentary term and beyond. The Government states that it will give the NHS a coherent, stable, enduring framework for quality and service improvement. It aims for the debate on health to no longer be about structures and processes, but about priorities and progress in health improvement for all. This is a challenging and far-reaching set of reforms, which will drive cultural changes in the NHS. It sets out plans for managing change, including the transitional roles of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts.
    England Jul 2010 Other PDF
  • Tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis C: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    This systematic literature review seeks to determine whether tattooing is a risk factor for the transmission of hepatitis C. A comprehensive search was performed to identify all case-control, cohort or cross sectional studies published prior to November 2008 that evaluated risks related to tattooing or risk factors of transmission of hepatitis C infection. A total of 124 studies were included in this systematic review, of which 83 were included in themeta-analysis.
    UK, Rest of World 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Guidelines for Laboratory Testing of Patients with hepatitis C in Greater Manchester
    These Guidelines on laboratory testing of patients with hepatitis C were issued by the NHS Association of Greater Manchester Primary Care Trusts, and should be read in conjunction with the ‘Treatment Guidance for Patients with hepatitis C in Greater Manchester’ issued 5th August 2009. The Guidance refers to virological testing of patients and does not detail biochemical, haematological or histopathological testing of patients with hepatitis C.
    North West 2009 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Baseline Data Review: Greater Manchester
    As part of the service redesign project the NHS Commissioning Service and the Commissioning Business Service conducted a baseline data review (BDR) of the hospitals in Greater Manchester that were treating hepatitis C patients. At the time of the audit (March 2008) there were three hospitals that managed the treatment of patients with Hepatitis C (HCV), in Wiggan, the Pennines and Central Manchester. these were:
    North West 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • Management of Suspected HCV
    This document, provided by NHS Greater Manchester as part of its Hepatitis C Strategy, offers guidance on the management of suspected Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in primary care, including a diagram on the patient care pathway.
    North West 2008 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Face It: Hepatitis C Best Practice - Developing a local hepatitis C strategy
    Dr Erika Duffell, Consultant in Health Protection at Greater Manchester Health Protection Unit (HPU) led a project on behalf of the local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to improve services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. A steering group produced a comprehensive needs assessment and evidence-based strategy, which convinced PCT commissioners to invest in services. So far, the programme has led to the development of outreach clinics in local drug services, the recruitment of extra medical and nursing staff to treat
    North West 2008 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Action Plan for the Prevention, Management and Control of Hepatitis C in Northern Ireland
    The actions set out in this report form the core of a plan to address hepatitis C in Northern Ireland for the period 2006-2008. Its aim is to achieve a reduction in the transmission of hepatitis C in Northern Ireland and to ensure that people with hepatitis C infection are identified and receive high quality, evidence-based, patient-focused treatment and care.
    Northern Ireland Jan 2007 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF

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