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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • HCV Action good practice case study: The Hepatitis C Trust's Testing Van
    This HCV Action case study provides an example of good practice in hepatitis C awareness and testing of hard-to-reach groups. It includes an overview of The Hepatitis C Trust's testing van project and the issues it aims to address, and details the outputs and outcomes from the project. This written case study can be read alongside HCV Action's good practice testing van video.
    UK May 2014 Case study 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: Widening access to treatment for PWIDs in Tayside
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the Tayside Hepatitis C Managed Care Network (MCN), and its work in making testing and treatment as accessible as possible to people who inject drugs. Established in 2004, the MCN has introduced a number of highly effective facets to its referral and treatment pathway, including the use of non-medical referrals, outreach clinics, and the roll-out of dry blood spot testing in non-clinical settings. It acts as an excellent example of how to respond to the particular needs of cohorts who can often find it difficult to access services.
    UK, Scotland Nov 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case-study: The Hepatitis C Trust's Peer to Peer service
    This HCV Action case-study provides an overview of The Hepatitis C Trust's Peer to Peer service. The service primarily visits drugs services, and provides informal education and awareness sessions on hepatitis C to at-risk groups and drugs service staff. The case-study provides details on the project's aims; how it is delivered, and the positive effects that it has had.
    Greater London Jul 2014 Case study 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 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
  • HCV Action good practice film: community-based treatment in Weston-super-Mare
    In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews Eric Hills, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Viral Hepatitis, about the community-based treatment service he works at in Weston-super-Mare. The service is based within an Addaction centre, acting as a one stop shop for the delivery of all testing and treatment for hepatitis C and provided alongside the patient's drug workers.
    South West Aug 2014 Case study Video
  • HCV Action good practice film: The Hepatitis C Trust Testing Van
    Jim Conneely, Outreach Officer at The Hepatitis C Trust, talks to HCV Action about his work on the testing van, raising awareness of hepatitis C and testing hard-to-reach groups. A local peer support worker, Basil Turner at Groundswell, also discusses the way in which his services link up with Jim's testing van, and a service user talks through his experiences.
    UK May 2014 Case study Video

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