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  • HCV Action good practice case study: Community-based treatment in Weston-super-Mare
    This HCV Action case study provides an overview of a community-based treatment service in Weston-super-Mare. Based in an Addaction centre in the town, the service was established to provide easier access to hepatitis C treatment for people living in Weston-super-Mare. The case study provides details of why the project was established; how the service works, and the improvements that it has made to the standard of care offered to people in Weston-super-Mare with hepatitis C.
    South West Jul 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Developing patient-centred care in Inverclyde and Renfrewshire
    Inverclyde, in west central Scotland, has the highest estimated prevalence of problem drug use in Scotland (3.2% compared to a national average of 1.58%), while neighbouring Renfrewshire has the fourth highest in Scotland (2.41%). Both areas (which have above-average rates of deprivation) also have high hepatitis C prevalence rates, with many of those with the virus unaware of it.
    UK, Scotland Nov 2015 Case study PDF
  • 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: Going Viral project
    This case-study looks at 'Going Viral', a week-long project ran across 9 hospitals which involved everyone in accident and emergency departments who was receiving a blood test also being offered a blood test for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV - with the same blood sample being used.

    UK, England, Greater London Nov 2015 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 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: Outreach fibroscanning and testing by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
    Many people with hepatitis C who access drug and alcohol services face barriers to accessing secondary care. In order to enable this group to have access to specialist services in an environment in which they felt comfortable, the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust developed a bespoke outreach fibroscan and testing service for the assessment of hepatitis C and liver disease. The service has operated in drug and alcohol services and homeless hostels, targeting people who may find it otherwise difficult to access secondary care.

    UK, Greater London Dec 2015 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Outreach service in Newcastle
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at an outreach service that has been developed in Newcastle. Based at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, the service delivers three outreach centres in locations across the north east region. Prior to the outreach service, hospital attendance at new hepatitis C patient appointments was less than 50%. The service has resulted in attendance rates of 75%, an increase in the numbers of people being treated, and comparable Sustainable Virological Response (SVR) rates as hospital-based treatment.

    North East, UK, England Jul 2016 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Peer to Peer Hepatitis C Mentoring in Hampshire
    A hepatitis C peer to peer (P2P) mentoring project established in 2012, in partnership with The Hepatitis C Trust, in order to engage with and support people who have, or may be at risk from, hepatitis C. As an extension of the project, in 2014 a series of testing events were held in order to both raise awareness of hepatitis C among people at risk, and also to increase the numbers of people tested, with mentors playing a key role in ensuring that those being engaged with were fully supported throughout.

    UK, England, South East Dec 2015 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Positive Help support services
    This good practice case study looks at the support services offered to people with hepatitis C in the Lothians by Positive Help. These services include a transport service which allows service users to attend appointments and stay engaged in the care pathway, as well as a service providing domestic help in service users' homes.

    This case study details why the services were established, how they work, and the outcomes that they have achieved.
    UK, Scotland Apr 2016 Case study PDF

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