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  • Hepatitis C: Increasing Awareness and Improving Access to Testing for the South Asian Community in Bedford
    In the United Kingdom (UK), the majority of individuals infected with Hepatitis C are past or present injecting drug users. However, there is a higher than average HCV prevalence among the South Asian community compared with the general population in the UK. For instance, the Pakistani community has been noted as having a greater than 2% prevalence of HCV, despite the majority of them never having injected drugs.
    East of England 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C: Increasing Awareness and Improving Access to Testing for the South Asian Community in Bedford
    In the United Kingdom (UK), the majority of individuals infected with Hepatitis C are past or present injecting drug users. However, there is a higher than average HCV prevalence among the South Asian community compared with the general population in the UK. For instance, the Pakistani community has been noted as having a greater than 2% prevalence of HCV, despite the majority of them never having injected drugs.
    East of England 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Characteristics of an ideal Hepatitis C service - summary paper
    In this paper Siobhan Fahey, the Greater Manchester Programme lead for Hepatitis C, and Julie Cunningham, commissioning manager within the Commissioning Business Service (CBS), review the processes undertaken in engaging with stakeholder groups during the Greater Manchester HCV strategy. Stakeholder groups were given the opportunity to comment on what they thought were the key characteristics of an ideal Hepatitis C service in relation to the various parts of the care pathway.
    North West Jan 2010 Case study, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • The NHS Outcomes Framework 2011/12
    The Government’s plans for reform across the NHS, public health and adult social care are designed to enable services to deliver improved outcomes. The cornerstone will be a framework of accountability that focuses squarely on how well services are improving outcomes for people. For the NHS, this begins with accountability at a national level focused on health outcomes. An NHS Outcomes Framework was developed to provide national level accountability for the outcomes that the NHS delivers. This document sets out the first NHS Outcomes Framework.
    England 2010 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C: Out of control. An audit of Strategic Health Authority hepatitis c governance
    In 2004 the Department of Health published the Hepatitis C Action Plan for England, which set out actions on surveillance, research, increasing awareness and prevention and improving service quality for patients. However, there is concern, most recently expressed by the All Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group in its report, Divided Nations: Tackling the hepatitis C challenge across the UK, that there is a lack of implementation of the Action Plan because of poor governance arrangements, monitoring and evaluation1.
    England 16 Jul 2009 Reports & Research PDF
  • Guidelines for Laboratory Testing of Patients with hepatitis C in Greater Manchester
    These Guidelines on laboratory testing of patients with hepatitis C were issued by the NHS Association of Greater Manchester Primary Care Trusts, and should be read in conjunction with the ‘Treatment Guidance for Patients with hepatitis C in Greater Manchester’ issued 5th August 2009. The Guidance refers to virological testing of patients and does not detail biochemical, haematological or histopathological testing of patients with hepatitis C.
    North West 2009 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis in people of south Asian ethnicity living in England: the prevalence cannot necessarily be predicted from the prevalence in the country of origin
    The prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in immigrant communities is unknown. Immigrants from South Asia (SA) are common in England and elsewhere, and the burden of viral hepatitis in these communities is unknown. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of viral hepatitis in immigrants from SA living in England. The authors undertook a community-based testing project among such people at five sites in England. A total of 4998 people attending community centres were screened for viral hepatitis using oral fluid testing.
    England 2009 Reports & Research PDF
  • A Time to Act: Improving Liver Health and Outcomes in Liver Disease
    This document reviews the current landscape of UK liver disease and advises the Department of Health on ways to improve liver services and the outcomes of liver disease in the UK. It stresses the fact that radical change in the profile of the disease is achievable, and includes recommendations on cost-effective and high quality management of liver disease and liver services, the establishment of training frameworks and the setting of clinical standards, quality metrics and guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of local services.
    UK 2009 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Divided Nations: Tackling the hepatitis C challenge across the UK
    In response to the public health challenge of Hepatitis C, national Governments in England, Scotland and Wales have taken radically different approaches. The All-Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group convened a meeting to explore the impact of the different national strategies. The meeting provided an opportunity for Parliamentarians, experts and stakeholders to compare and contrast the effectiveness of each approach and identify areas of best practice, which can be shared across national borders.
    UK Nov 2008 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C Action Plan for Scotland Phase II: May 2008 – March 2011
    The Phase II Hepatitis C Action Plan follows the Scottish Government's first Hepatitis C Action Plan, published in September 2006. A significant strand of the plan is about improving testing, treatment, care and support services for those infected, with a major emphasis placed on increasing the number of people receiving treatment. The plan also recognises and addresses the social care needs and drug addiction problems of infected persons through actions aimed at improving links between clinical, addiction and mental health services.
    Scotland May 2008 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF

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