The Plan aims to halt the ride in liver disease and deaths; provide more support to patients; improve the quality of services' improve specialist knowledge in liver disease throughout the health service, and encourage patients to take responsibility for their health and care.
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 Delivery Plan
The Liver Disease Delivery Plan, launched by the Welsh Government and NHS Wales in May 2015, seeks to prevent liver disease and improve related services, and includes a focus on addressing viral hepatitis in Wales.
The Plan aims to halt the ride in liver disease and deaths; provide more support to patients; improve the quality of services' improve specialist knowledge in liver disease throughout the health service, and encourage patients to take responsibility for their health and care.UK, Wales May 2015 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
Hepatitis C: Inequalities in Access to Medicines
This study by IMS Health seeks to understand the barriers to more effective treatment for hepatitis C in England. Among its findings were that inequalities in access to hepatitis C treatment are becoming more pronounced, and that treatment rates are actually falling among the most deprived patient groups.UK, England Mar 2015 Reports & Research PDF
HCV Action & PHE hepatitis C roadshow in Liverpool: Presentations
On 6th March 2015, HCV Action and Public Health England staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in Liverpool. 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 the Merseyside area.UK, England, North West Mar 2015 Case study, Other, Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
HCV Action good practice film: Community-based treatment in Lambeth
In this good practice film, HCV Action interview Katherine Oakes, Senior Nurse for Viral Hepatitis at Kings College Hospital, and Dee Cunniffe, Policy Lead and Project Manager at the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C. They talk about the outreach service established in Lambeth to provide specialist care to hepatitis C-infected substance users in the borough, which has a higher than average prevalence of hepatitis C among injecting drug users compared to London as a whole.UK, England, Greater London Feb 2015 Case study Video
Hepatitis C in London
This Public Health England report focuses on the epidemiology of hepatitis C in London, and provides recommendations for stakeholders on measures to prevent further infections and reduce morbidity and mortality of those already infected with the virus.UK, England, Greater London Feb 2015 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
HCV Action good practice film: Addaction workforce development programme
In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews David Badcock of Addaction and Stuart Smith of The Hepatitis C Trust, about the development and implementation of an Addaction workforce development programme, which aimed to improve awareness and knowledge of hepatitis C among Addaction staff. The programme was formed as a result of a partnership between Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust, and involved the secondment of Stuart Smith, National Drug Services Lead at The Hepatitis C Trust, to Addaction to develop and deliver training to Addaction staff.UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Greater London Jan 2015 Case study, Training Video
HCV Action good practice case study: Dorset BBV Dry Blood Spot Testing Service Pathway
This written case-study looks at the Dorset Blood Borne Virus Dry Blood Spot Testing Service Pathway, a model of care and pathway devised through joint working between primary and secondary care, which primarily involves the implementation of DBST hepatitis C testing within drug services, including voluntary charitable organisations. It was introduced in Bournemouth in 2011 and has subsequently been rolled out across Dorset, with 90% of all people accessing drug treatment services in the area are now being tested for hepatitis C.UK, England, South West Dec 2014 Case study PDF
HCV Action good practice case study: HCV Management Model in Cornwall
The hepatitis C management model that has been developed in recent years in Cornwall provides an integrated model of care for people with hepatitis C in the county, incorporating partnerships between hospital-based hepatology and drug and alcohol services and spanning testing, treatment and care.UK, England, South West Dec 2014 Case study PDF
Social Impact of HCV
This presentation from Dr Rui Tato Marinho, Gastroenterologist at Lisbon Medical School, was first delivered at the 'HCV and Your Body' conference in Amsterdam in November 2014. It provides an overview of the physical, mental and social impact of hepatitis C, and covers issues such as stigma; homelessness; unemployment and loss of productivity.UK, Rest of World Nov 2014 Other, Reports & Research PDF
Practical steps to eliminating hepatitis C: A consensus for London
The London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C (LJWG) have updated their 2011 London Consensus to make it relevant to the NHS in London today, in the era of new treatments and opportunities.UK, England, Greater London Nov 2014 Reports & Research PDF