Resources

Welcome to the resource library, where you can find strategy, research and examples of promising practice in medicine, commissioning and drug services for hepatitis C

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  • Fact-sheet on tuberculosis and hepatitis C
    Developed by the Hepatitis C Coaltiion on the basis of interviews with patient and clinical experts, as well as drawing upon the expertise within the Hepatitis C Coalition’s membership, this fact-sheet provides an overview of the linkages between hepatitis C and tuberculosis. As well as detailing the interactions between the two conditions, it also details the health impact, as well as the latest relevant policy developments.
    UK Aug 2015 Other, 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
  • Getting it Right: Improving End of Life Care for People Living with Liver Disease
    Getting it Right: Improving End of Life Care for People Living with Liver Disease

    This document from NHS Liver Care outlines the care pathway described in the Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy and considers how it can be applied for patients with advanced liver disease.

    UK Feb 2013 Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Global Hepatitis Report 2017
    This WHO Global hepatitis report describes the global and regional estimates on viral hepatitis in 2015, setting the baseline for tracking progress in implementing the new global strategy.

    Rest of World Apr 2017 Reports & Research PDF
  • Global report on access to hepatitis C treatment - Focus on overcoming barriers
    This is the first-ever global report on treatment access to hepatitis C medicines. The report provides the information that countries and health authorities need to identify the appropriate HCV treatment, and procure it at affordable prices. The report uses the experience of several pioneering countries to demonstrate how barriers to treatment access can be overcome.

    Rest of World Oct 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • GMHCVS HCV Teaching and Training for Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses (2009)
    There is an increasing demand nationally and locally for HCV Specialist Nurses. Nurses wishing to become HCV specialist nurses come from a variety of nursing backgrounds. This reflects the need to coordinate and standardise training regarding this emerging speciality. Currently, there are no pre- or post-registration courses specifically designed to deliver training for viral hepatitis in nursing.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Training, Reports & Research PDF
  • Good practice case study: Community pharmacy testing on the Isle of Wight
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at a community pharmacy testing pilot on the Isle of Wight. It involved the delivery of blood borne virus testing at 22 community pharmacies from September 2014 - May 2015. Primarily focused on increasing the numbers of people tested and diagnosed for hepatitis C, it trebled the number of tests carried out in community open access settings, and led to a significant increase in the numbers of people being referred to specialist care.

    This case study looks at why the pilot was established, how it operated, and the outcomes that it achieved.
    UK, South West Oct 2016 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: ITTREAT (Integrated community-based Test – stage – TREAT)

    This HCV Action good practice case study summarises a 4-year Integrated Test-stage and TREAT (ITTREAT) community project in Brighton, where a specialist hepatitis nurse was appointed to lead a ‘one-stop’ holistic hepatitis C service - including testing, assessment of liver scarring, education and treatment - within a community-based substance misuse service.

    UK, South East Case study PDF

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