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  • Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Self Support Project: May 2010 - April 2013
    The following document presents a plan for a Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy project providing client centred, self-care support to people with Hepatitis C in Greater Manchester. The project was funded for 3 years and aimed to provide a sustainable system for self-care support to be in place across the whole of Greater Manchester. The Project aimed to work closely with existing Hepatitis C Support groups to ensure their sustainability. It also aimed to work with people with Hepatitis C to ensure that Hepatitis C Support Groups are
    North West 2010 Case study, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Diagnosing viral hepatitis in the community: A 3-month pharmacy testing pilot
    This document sets out the findings of a 3 month pharmacy testing pilot.
    England Jan 2010 Case study, 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
  • East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group Commissioning Policy for Hepatitis C Treatments
    This commissioning policy paper was produced for the treatment of patients with Hepatitis C in the East Midlands, with the aim of providing and ensuring equity, consistency and clarity in approach to treatment across the region. The document sets out the position of East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group PCTs in respect of treatment for Hepatitis C for its current and future patients, outlining the treatment regimens for the various different genotypes of Hepatitis C using combination therapy (pegylated interferon alpha and weight-based ribavirin).
    East Midlands Jun 2009 Case study, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eye of the Needle: United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers
    This report summarises data collected for healthcare workers (HCWs) occupationally exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and hepatitis c (HCV) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It examines the types of exposures, the staff involved and the circumstances surrounding exposure episodes and uses such information to inform the development of national prevention policies and to monitor the implementation of current guidelines. Section 2.6 explores Hepatitis C related exposures.
    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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