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  • Good practice case study: Nottingham outreach clinics
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the community outreach work done by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Statistics showed that between 2000 and 2002, 256 people were diagnosed with hepatitis C in Nottingham. Of these, just 49% were referred to a specialist clinic, 27% attended and 10% received treatment. During the 2010-12 period, after the establishment of community outreach services in the area, 80% of people diagnosed were referred to a specialist clinic, 70% attended and 38% started treatment.
    UK, East Midlands Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Homecare treatment delivery
    This HCV Action good practice case study focuses on Nottingham University Hospitals Trust's Homecare treatment delivery project. The project offered patients the option to receive treatment for hepatitis C in their own homes. The project proved popular with patients and resulted in a number of benefits to the service compared with delivering treatment in secondary care.
    UK, England, East Midlands Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: Oxford Liaison Service outreach
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the community outreach work done by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A survey of injecting drug users in the Oxfordshire area to determine levels of hepatitis C testing found that a third of responders had never been tested for hepatitis C. Following the survey results, the Trust established a Liaison Service, training substance misuse staff to test clients for hepatitis C, referring patients to secondary care and, in some cases, treating patients in the community.
    UK, South East Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: ROADS @ Bristol Drugs Project
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the work done by ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service) @ Bristol Drugs Project. When ROADS took over the service in November 2013, under 12% of clients assessed as appropriate to be tested for hepatitis C went on to actually be tested. Bristol ROADS made a concerted effort to increase the number of people receiving hepatitis C tests by better coordinating services and finding ways to address the complications that prevented people who had agreed to be tested for hepatitis C from actually receiving the test.
    UK, South West Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: South West Peer-to-Peer Education
    In 2014, Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust, supported by AbbVie, formed a partnership through which the two organisations worked together to support people with a history of injecting drug use into the hepatitis C care pathway. The partnership project adopted three key interventions; peer-to-peer education, a buddying scheme, and a workforce development programme. An external evaluation was conducted on all three elements of the project (with the report available here). This case study summarises the findings of the peer-to-peer education intervention.
    UK, England, South West Apr 2017 Case study PDF
  • Government response to the NHS Future Forum report
    Between April and June 2011, the NHS Future Forum, led by Professor Steve Field, heard the views of thousands of people – patients, professionals and members of the public. They listened to every professional group and toured every region in the country, producing a report for the Government on 13th June. The NHS Future Forum confirmed that there was considerable support for the principles of the Government’s reforms, but said that some of the ways in which it was putting those principles into practice could be improved.
    England Jun 2011 Reports & Research PDF
  • GP Case Finding Software Tool for Hepatitis C
    This template of software tools for general practitioners (GPs) is compatible with SystmOne clinical systems. By searching the read codes of patient files for hepatitis C risk factors, the software provides a pop-up case-finding tool to assist GPs in identifying patients requiring a test for hepatitis C. The first download includes the template instructions, in the second download you will find the template, and in the third download you will find the report.
    UK 2014 Tools & Templates MS Word
  • GP case-finding software tool demonstration video
    This video features Danny Morris, RCGP Clinical Lead for the RCGP Certificate in the Detection, Diagnosis & Management of Hepatitis B&C in Primary Care, and Dr Stephen Willott, a Nottingham-based GP, as they discuss the use of a case-finding software tool (available on the HCV Action website) that identifies patients requiring a test for hepatitis C. In the video, Dr Willott (a member of the HCV Action Steering Committee), provides an introduction to the software and demonstrates how it can be utilised.
    UK, England Dec 2014 Other, Tools & Templates Video
  • Greater Manchester - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for HCV Prevention
    This report provides an important baseline reference document for Greater Manchester. It sets out the policy context and current service provision situation for Hepatitis C patients, followed by an analysis of local data. A series of recommendations are made based on available research evidence that is aimed at supporting future commissioning decisions in each Primary Care Trust (PCT) area and across GM as a whole.
    North West 04 Nov 2010 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Greater Manchester Blood Borne Virus Strategy
    The GM Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS) recognises the need for an integrated, city-wide BBV prevention strategy. To inform the BBV prevention strategy, GMHCVS has commissioned a number of needs assessments and equity audit. The aim of all the projects was to provide information on specific evidence based recommendations and identify the current gaps in service provision to inform the service redesign.
    North West 03 Dec 2010 Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF

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