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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.

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  • Liver Disease Summary Statistics
    This document briefly summarises the statistics for liver disease in England by prevalence, mortality and regional variation.
    England 2011 Reports & Research PDF
  • Tackling the problem of Hepatitis C, substance misuse and health inequalities: a Consensus for London
    This document represents a call to action from experts in the fields of addiction and hepatitis in London. It provides a framework with which to address the epidemiological, clinical and financial challenges presented by current rates of hepatitis C among people who have injected drugs and sets out solutions in the form of a blueprint for local commissioners. It sets out key requirements and recommendations in terms of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and data collection for each type of service that impacts on the patient’s journey.
    Greater London 2011 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning 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
  • Hepatitis C Teaching and Training Needs Assessment for Greater Manchester
    This document provides an executive summary of Greater Manchester's Teaching and Training Needs Assessment, which will facilitate the development of a range of high quality courses designed to meet identified local needs by mapping the current provision of courses in Greater Manchester about hepatitis C (HCV) for all health care professionals (HCP) and others working with high risk groups, and accurately assessing local training requirement at Primary Care Trust (PCT) and service level.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • GMHCVS HCV Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses (2009)
    There is an increasing demand nationally and locally for HCV Specialist Nurses. Nurses wishing to become HCV specialist nurses come from a variety of nursing backgrounds. This reflects the need to coordinate and standardise training regarding this emerging speciality. Currently, there are no pre- or post-registration courses specifically designed to deliver training for viral hepatitis in nursing.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • 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
  • 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

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