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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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  • 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
  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy 2006
    This strategy for Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester aims to develop a collaborative, coordinated approach to addressing hepatitis C across Greater Manchester in line with national guidance, to propose ways of further developing and strengthening local services, and to meet the increasing need and demand for services within the population. The strategy is focused around the four key areas of prevention, testing, treatment and surveillance.
    North West 2006 Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Hepatitis C Action Plan for England: July 2004
    The growing importance of hepatitis C as a public health issue in England was highlighted in 2002 with the publication of the Government’s Hepatitis C Strategy for England. It brought together existing initiatives to tackle hepatitis C and suggested how prevention, diagnosis and treatment could be improved. This Action Plan, which is based on best practice, serves as a broad framework for implementation of the Hepatitis C Strategy for England. It reflects ongoing work that needs to be sustained and intensified and also identifies new areas for action.
    England Jul 2004 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF

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