This case study looks at why the pilot was established, how it operated, and the outcomes that it achieved.
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.
Good practice case study: Community pharmacy testing on the Isle of Wight
This HCV Action good practice case study looks at a community pharmacy testing pilot on the Isle of Wight. It involved the delivery of blood borne virus testing at 22 community pharmacies from September 2014 - May 2015. Primarily focused on increasing the numbers of people tested and diagnosed for hepatitis C, it trebled the number of tests carried out in community open access settings, and led to a significant increase in the numbers of people being referred to specialist care.
This case study looks at why the pilot was established, how it operated, and the outcomes that it achieved.UK, South West Oct 2016 Case study PDF
Working Together to Reduce Harm (Substance Misuse) Delivery Plan 2016 - 2018
This Welsh Government delivery plan describes the work that will be undertaken reduce the harm caused by substance misuse. It includes actions related to hepatitis C such as the implementation of routine opt-out testing in substance misuse services.UK, Wales Sep 2016 Strategy & Planning PDF
Hepatitis C Coalition: Report on Operational Delivery Network Visits
This report, published by the Hepatitis C Coalition, provides an overview of visits undertaken by the Coalition to Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) across England. It sets out the detailed analysis of findings from meetings with a variety of health professionals across the country, and includes a number of recommendations intended to further improve the effectivesness of the ODNs.England Sep 2016 Reports & Research PDF
Together for Health: Liver Disease Annual Report 2016 - Setting the Baseline
This report, published by the Welsh Government and NHS Wales, provides an overview of liver disease in Wales, and gives details of the actions currently underway to tackle liver disease, including hepatitis C.UK, Wales Reports & Research PDF
Hepatitis C in the UK 2016 report
This report, published by Public Health England, summarises the scale of the hepatitis C issue in the UK in 2015, in order to help support focused action in UK countries via their national action plans, and in order to eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health threat by 2030. It provides a host of relevant statistics and information related to prevalence, diagnosis, testing and treatment.UK Aug 2016 Reports & Research PDF
Hepatitis C among drug users in Europe: Epidemiology, treatment and prevention
This report, produced by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, provides an overview of the epidemiology of hepatitis C in Europe. It contains chapters on issues such as providing hepatitis C treatment to people who inject drugs, strategies to improve hepatitis C care and increasing uptake of treatment among people who inject drugs, and hepatitis C prevention among people who inject drugs.UK, Rest of World Aug 2016 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
Summary report: Hepatitis C good practice roadshow, Newcastle
This report provides a summary of the good practice hepatitis C roadshow held by HCV Action and Public Health England in Newcastle on 17th May 2016. The roadshow was aimed at sharing good practice around hepatitis C and instigating local action to address the virus. The report includes summaries of the talks and workshops held on the day, as well as suggested next steps to be taken in order to tackle hepatitis C more effectively in Newcastle and the wider north east area.North East, UK, England Jun 2016 Reports & Research PDF
HCV Action and PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Newcastle: Presentations
On 17th May 2016, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Newcastle. 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 Newcastle and the wider north east region.North East, UK, England Jun 2016 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
HCV Action good practice case study: Waverley Care Self Management Programme
This good practice case study looks at the Waverley Care Self Management Programme. The programme involves the delivery of workshops to people with hepatitis C, which focus on issues such as self-identity, confidence, self-esteem, goal setting and problem solving, with the aim of supporting people with hepatitis C to make informed choices regarding their lifestyle choices and improve the knowledge that they have of their condition.
The case study explains details why the programme was established, how it works, and the outcomes that it has achieved.UK, Scotland Apr 2016 Case study PDF
HCV Action good practice case study: Positive Help support services
This good practice case study looks at the support services offered to people with hepatitis C in the Lothians by Positive Help. These services include a transport service which allows service users to attend appointments and stay engaged in the care pathway, as well as a service providing domestic help in service users' homes.
This case study details why the services were established, how they work, and the outcomes that they have achieved.UK, Scotland Apr 2016 Case study PDF