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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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  • Making Hepatitis C History: A Framework for Elimination
    This document, produced by MSD and advised by expert hepatitis C care providers in the Birmingham area, has been designed as a checklist and a reference guide to support local government and health leaders in outlining and understanding some of the key steps and considerations needed to support the development of locally tailored hepatitis C elimination strategies.
    England, West Midlands 20 Jul 2021 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria ODN Clinical Van Outreach Proforma
    A template proforma used by the Lancashire and South Cumbria ODN to coordinate clinical van outreach work with partners including CGL and The Hepatitis C Trust.
    UK 15 Jul 2021 Tools & Templates PDF
  • Good practice case study: Lancashire & South Cumbria mobile hepatitis C pathway
    Amid service closures and disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lancashire & South Cumbria ODN, CGL and The Hepatitis C Trust developed and delivered a clinical van-based hepatitis C care pathway. The project involved clinical vans attending hostels and hotels accommodating the homeless population during the pandemic and making appointments for the van to be taken to individual patients at locations convenient to them.
    UK, England, North West 15 Jul 2021 Case study PDF
  • Laboratory reports of hepatitis C in England and Wales: January to March 2020
    This report from Public Health England reveals that there were 3,771 confirmed laboratory reports of hepatitis C in England and Wales between January-March 2020. There was a 15.4% decrease in the number of reports compared to the first quarter of 2019, which the report's authors state is likely due to the impact of Covid-19 on health services.
    England, Wales 28 Jun 2021 Reports & Research PDF
  • Laboratory reports of hepatitis C in England and Wales, April to June 2020
    This report from Public Health England reveals that there were 1,193 confirmed laboratory reports of hepatitis C in England and Wales between April-June 2020. There was a 69.7% decrease in the number of reports compared to the second quarter of 2019, which the report's authors state is likely due to the impact of Covid-19 on health services.
    England, Wales 28 Jun 2021 Reports & Research PDF
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C outreach webinar
    Outreach hepatitis C care, including ‘pop-up’ clinics and the use of testing vans, is a crucial aspect of the hepatitis C elimination programme. Such outreach work, which does not rely on static services to deliver care, can be an important way to reach people who are the most under-served by these services.
    UK 18 Jun 2021 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Laboratory reports of hepatitis C in England and Wales, 2019
    This report from Public Health England reveals that there were 16,005 confirmed laboratory reports of hepatitis C in England and Wales during 2019. The demographic breakdown of individuals with reported hepatitis C per quarter was relatively consistent with more reports among males and in the 35 to 44 year old age group. Overall, there was a 2.9% decrease in the number of reports received during 2019 compared to 2018.
    England, Wales 15 Jun 2021 Reports & Research PDF
  • Webinar: Hepatitis C Outreach
    Outreach hepatitis C care, including ‘pop-up’ clinics, as well as the use of testing vans, is a crucial aspect of the hepatitis C elimination programme. Such outreach work, which does not rely on static services to deliver care, can be an important way to reach people who are the most under-served by these services. This webinar covered the importance of outreach, as well as specific good practice examples, such as van-based outreach work, pop-up testing during the Covid-19 pandemic and Point of Care Test and Treat outreach in the West Midlands.
    UK, England 25 May 2021 Case study, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Drugs: Policy and Aims - A Manifesto for Scotland
    This document from the Scottish Drugs Forum sets out a 'manifesto' for the group's view on the approach the next Scottish Government should take towards drug policy and tackling Scotland's drugs deaths crisis. Among the recommended steps are that the Government invest in HIV and hepatitis testing for all people who may be at risk through drug use, or who have a history of drug use.
    Scotland 22 Apr 2021 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C service recovery in England webinar
    This summary reports features key points from the contributions at the 26th March 2021 HCV Action webinar looking at hepatitis C service recovery in England. Speakers at the webinar included: Prof Graham Foster, National Clinical Lead for ODNs, NHS England; Mark Gillyon-Powell, Head of Programme – HCV Elimination, NHS England/NHS Improvement; Stacey Smith, Director of Nursing, Humankind; Colin Lawton, Northern Regional Prison Lead, The Hepatitis C Trust; and Julia Sheehan, Women’s Prisons Peer Coordinator, The Hepatitis C Trust.
    England 12 Apr 2021 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF

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