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  • Eliminating Hepatitis C in England
    In September 2017, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Liver Health launched an inquiry into achieving the elimination of hepatitis C in England. Three oral evidence sessions were held in October, featuring a range of expert stakeholders answering questions from APPG members. The APPG also received written submissions of evidence from individuals and organisations. Following the inquiry this report, 'Eliminating Hepatitis C in England', was produced, gathering the evidence received and setting out recommendations for action to ensure a hepatitis C-free England.
    England Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland: A Call to Action
    The Hepatitis C Trust, following an inquiry held with the cross-party Scottish Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions group, published a report, 'Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland: A Call to Action'. The report looks in detail at Scotland's approach to hepatitis C, focusing on the need for an elimination strategy, awareness, prevention, testing & diagnosis, linkage to care, access to treatment and funding. The report also features a series of recommendations for action to boost Scotland's progress towards achieving elimination.
    UK, Scotland Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners
    This study evaluates peer-supported screening as a model of active HCV case finding within prisons with a secondary aim to describe the HCV cascade among those infected including linkage to care and treatment outcomes. The study was carried out in a medium-security Irish male prison with over 500 inmates. The authors conclude that peer-supported screening is an effective active HCV case-finding model to find and link prisoners with untreated active HCV infection to HCV care.
    Rest of World 09 Jul 2019 Reports & Research PDF
  • Financial case for action on liver disease
    This report, produced by the Foundation for Liver Research and endorsed by the Lancet Commission on Liver Disease, examines the financial costs of viral hepatitis, along with alcohol misuse and obesity. The report also carries recommendations, which include improving access to testing for hepatitis C and protecting harm reduction services such as needle exchange and opioid substitution for injecting drug users.
    UK Reports & Research PDF
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to support the opt-out BBV testing policy
    This information sheet has been put together by Public Health England (PHE) Health and Justice Team and The Hepatitis C Trust, National AIDS Trust and the British Liver Trust to support the implementation of the opt-out blood-borne virus (BBV) testing policy. It includes information to support stakeholders in implementing this work and covers the following areas: · Information about the opt-out BBV policy · General information on BBVs · Useful contacts for further information
    England May 2014 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Good practice case study video: The Hepatitis C Trust's 'Follow Me' programme
    In this good practice case study video, taken from HCV Action's 'Hepatitis C service recovery in England' webinar on 26th March 2021, Colin Lawton and Julia Sheehan from The Hepatitis C Trust outline the impact of the charity's prison-to-community 'Follow Me' programme.
    UK, England 09 Apr 2021 Case study Video
  • Good practice case study: Intensive testing at HMP Low Newton
    This good practice case study explores how HMP Low Newton micro-eliminated hepatitis C by running an intensive testing weekend in January 2020 which had a phenomenal 99.3% uptake rate.
    UK Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: Ipswich NHS Trust prison in-reach
    In August 2015, Ipswich NHS Trust launched an in-reach treatment service in four prisons, seeking to increase the number of inmates receiving treatment for hepatitis C. Despite a number of challenges, clear pathways have been established for engaging patients into treatment, which has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of prisoners being treated for the virus.
    UK, England, East of England Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: Prison to community peer support
    This document details the pilot of a prison to community 'Follow Me' project in the North East of England which took place in 2020. The scheme was designed to help support people who left prison during treatment and facilitate effective follow-up and assertive outreach in the community with people once they had been released. It builds on The Hepatitis C Trusts peer support work, which involves a 'Follow Me' programme in which people are supported as they undertake treatment.
    North East, England 01 Dec 2020 Case study, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Guidance: Hepatitis C prevention, diagnosis and treatment in prisons in England
    This document, published by The Hepatitis C Trust after convening an expert group of prison healthcare commissioners and practitioners, provides commissioners and prison healthcare teams with practical guidance regarding the implementation of opt-out BBV testing and related hepatitis C care pathways, which can be adapted and used by any prison that needs to develop, revise or update their services.

    UK, England Mar 2016 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF