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  • 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: Edinburgh Access Practice outreach service
    This HCV Action good practice case study focuses on Edinburgh Access Practice's outreach service, offering testing and treatment for hepatitis C to the homeless population. In the period from March 2014 to December 2016, of the 80 referrals received, 59 patients attended (70%) and 25 started treatment, compared with typical hospital clinical attendance rates of 30-50%. From January 2017 to June 2018 use of DAAs have enabled a further 52 patients to receive treatment at the EAP over the course of just 18 months.
    UK, Scotland 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
  • 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

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