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  • 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
  • HCV Action good practice film: CQUIN scheme in the East Midlands
    This HCV Action good practice film looks at the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme which was established in the East Midlands in 2009. Running until 2013, the scheme rewarded local treating hospitals for sharing their data on the treatment adherence and sustained virological response (SVR) rates of their patients, and was extremely successful in highlighting, for example, where additional resources or focus were required. Despite ending in 2013, the practices that the scheme encouraged (i.e.
    UK, England, East Midlands Nov 2014 Case study Video
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Northern Ireland Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network's 'Mind the Gap' project
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the 'Mind the Gap' project established by the Northern Ireland Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network (MCN). After an audit was carried out in 2009 which identified a gap between the numbers of people testing positive for hepatitis C in the country and the numbers of people being referred on to the hepatology clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, the MCN developed a rigorous process of identifying those individuals who had not been referred and contacting their clinician (repeatedly, if necessary) in order to ensure that a referral was subsequently received. The project has had significant success, with 100% of all HCV PCR positive cases now being accounted for, and virtually all patients requiring referrals now being referred. It acts as a model of how simple steps to ensure follow up can facilitate a significant increase in the number of referrals being received. The case study details why the project was established, how it works, and the outcomes that it has achieved.
    UK, Northern Ireland Nov 2014 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: Addaction workforce development programme
    This HCV Action case study provides an overview of 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. The case study details why the programme was established; how it was delivered, and the outcomes of the programme.
    UK, England, Scotland, Wales 30 Sep 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice film: The Hepatitis C Trust's Peer to Peer service
    In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews Archie Christian and Emma Ward from The Hepatitis C Trust about the hugely successful Peer to Peer service that they provide. 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 film provides an overview of why the service was established; how it is delivered, and what results it has achieved since being set up in 2010.
    UK, Greater London Sep 2014 Case study Video
  • HCV Action good practice film: Nurse-led hepatitis C testing and treatment at Brownlow Health Practice, Liverpool
    In this good practice film, HCV Action interviews Jayne Wilkie, Hepatitis C Community Nurse, and Dr Diane Exley from the Brownlow Health Practice in Liverpool. Brownlow Health's unique primary care model of testing, diagnosis and treatment for hepatitis C through a Hepatitis C Community Nurse has led to significant positive outcomes locally. In particular, diagnoses have been increased, do not attends reduced, treatment initiations increased, and the burden has been eased on secondary and tertiary services in Liverpool.
    UK, England, North West Sep 2014 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

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