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.
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
Hepatitis C ODNs and Clinical Leads
Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) are the new structures through which hepatitis C treatment in England is being delivered. The Network involves regional centres which manage treatment decisions and prescribing, and which have a dispersed treatment model which aims to support partnership working and access for local patients.
This graphic details each ODN across England, along with the named ODN Clinical Lead for each.England Apr 2016 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
Northern Ireland Regional Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network Annual Report 2015
This report, published by the Northern Ireland Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network, provides an overview of the progress made by the Network in tackling hepatitis C in Northern Ireland, as well as providing a wider overview of the virus' impact in the country. As well as highlighting broader work, it also provides details of a pilot which involved a hepatitis B and C screening event aimed at the Chinese community in Belfast.UK, Northern Ireland Feb 2016 Reports & Research PDF
HCV Action good practice case study: Peer to Peer Hepatitis C Mentoring in Hampshire
A hepatitis C peer to peer (P2P) mentoring project established in 2012, in partnership with The Hepatitis C Trust, in order to engage with and support people who have, or may be at risk from, hepatitis C. As an extension of the project, in 2014 a series of testing events were held in order to both raise awareness of hepatitis C among people at risk, and also to increase the numbers of people tested, with mentors playing a key role in ensuring that those being engaged with were fully supported throughout.UK, England, South East Dec 2015 Case study PDF