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  • HCV Action good practice case study: Outreach service in Newcastle
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at an outreach service that has been developed in Newcastle. Based at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, the service delivers three outreach centres in locations across the north east region. Prior to the outreach service, hospital attendance at new hepatitis C patient appointments was less than 50%. The service has resulted in attendance rates of 75%, an increase in the numbers of people being treated, and comparable Sustainable Virological Response (SVR) rates as hospital-based treatment.

    North East, UK, England Jul 2016 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: 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: Outreach fibroscanning and testing by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
    Many people with hepatitis C who access drug and alcohol services face barriers to accessing secondary care. In order to enable this group to have access to specialist services in an environment in which they felt comfortable, the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a bespoke outreach fibroscan and testing service for the assessment of hepatitis C and liver disease. The service has operated in drug and alcohol services and homeless hostels, targeting people who may find it otherwise difficult to access secondary care.

    UK, Greater London Dec 2015 Case study 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
  • HCV Action good practice case study: BBV Champions model
    The BBV Champions model was established in 2010 in order to raise awareness of hepatitis C among at-risk groups (principally the substance misuse community and the South Asian community), as well increase testing among these groups and support people with the virus into and through treatment.

    UK, South East Nov 2015 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Developing patient-centred care in Inverclyde and Renfrewshire
    Inverclyde, in west central Scotland, has the highest estimated prevalence of problem drug use in Scotland (3.2% compared to a national average of 1.58%), while neighbouring Renfrewshire has the fourth highest in Scotland (2.41%). Both areas (which have above-average rates of deprivation) also have high hepatitis C prevalence rates, with many of those with the virus unaware of it.
    UK, Scotland Nov 2015 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Going Viral project
    This case-study looks at 'Going Viral', a week-long project ran across 9 hospitals which involved everyone in accident and emergency departments who was receiving a blood test also being offered a blood test for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV - with the same blood sample being used.

    UK, England, Greater London Nov 2015 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action & PHE hepatitis C roadshow in London: Presentations
    On 26th June 2015, HCV Action and Public Health England (PHE) staged a hepatitis C good practice roadshow in London. 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 capital.
    UK, Greater London Jul 2015 Case study, Other, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Turning Evidence into Practice: Improving access to, and completion of, hepatitis C treatment
    This briefing, produced by Public Health England, has practical advice for commissioners and services on improving access to, and completion of, hepatitis C treatment. It provides an overview of the key local issues that local providers and commissioners of drug and hepatitis C treatment should consider when commissioning and delivering services, and contains a series of prompts and examples of good practice.
    UK, England Jul 2015 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF

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