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  • Cumbria Liver Disease Profile
    This document, produced by Public Health England, provides an overview of liver disease in Cumbria. It includes key facts on hepatitis C in Cumbria, as well as a section on 'Questions you should ask locally', which aims to improve local prioritisation and management of hepatitis C.
    UK, England, North West Nov 2014 Reports & Research 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 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
  • Shooting up Infections among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom 2013: An update November 2014
    A Public Health England update on the 2013 report, highlighting that hepatitis C levels are still high; that hepatitis B is now rare and vaccine uptake has improved; that HIV levels remain low and the uptake of care is good; that bacterial infections remain a major problem; that injecting risk behaviours have declined but remain a problem; and that changing patterns of psychoactive drug injection are a cause for concern. The report recommends that the provision of effective interventions need to be maintained.
    England Nov 2014 Reports & Research PDF
  • Database: Secondary care prison hospital contacts for hepatitis C treatment
    This database lists the hospital contact details of secondary care lead consultants and lead nurses in England responsible for hepatitis C treatment. The database lists the detention centre to which each hospital is connected, the hospital providing treatment, and the lead consultant and lead nurse's name, email address and telephone number. It is aimed at supporting the roll-out of opt-out blood-borne virus testing currently being implemented in prisons across England.
    England 2014 Tools & Templates MS Excel
  • 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
  • Rapid Decline in HCV Incidence among People Who Inject Drugs Associated with National Scale-Up in Coverage of a Combination of Harm Reduction Interventions
    This study, funded by the Scottish Government, sought to determine whether trends in the proportion of injectors newly infected with hepatitis C in Scotland between 2008 and 2012 could be linked to the adequacy of provision of sterile injecting equipment and of methadone maintenance treatment. It found that impressive reductions in hepatitis C incidence can be achieved among PWID over a relatively short time period through high coverage of a combination of harm reduction interventions.
    UK, Scotland Sep 2014 Reports & Research PDF
  • 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