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  • 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: Pharmacy in Ramsgate giving out daily treatment
    This good practice case study looks at the service developed in a collaboration between Courts Pharmacy in Ramsgate, a nurse from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and The Forward Trust. Patients who are deemed unlikely to independently manage four weeks of treatment are given the medication in the pharmacy itself so they do not have to look after large numbers of tablets for long periods of time, getting around current legislative barriers preventing the dispensing of hepatitis C treatment from pharmacies.
    UK, England, South East Case study PDF
  • Good practice case study: Pop-up hepatitis C testing for people in supported accommodation during the COVID-19 outbreak
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Everyone In’ policy meant that people who would otherwise be homeless were given accommodation in hotels. Surrey Operational Delivery Network, like many other ODNs, used this as an opportunity to engage with this cohort, offering testing and treatment for hepatitis C. This case study details how the team from Royal Surrey County Hospital and The Hepatitis C Trust were able to test people in these hotels and other forms of accommodation.
    UK, England, South East Case study, Strategy & Planning 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
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    Good practice case study: Treatment support for people experiencing homelessness
    This good practice case study looks at the work of homelessness charity Harbour Housing, based in Cornwall. Since last year, Harbour Housing has had a dedicated bed to support people experiencing homelessness who are also infected with hepatitis C. They collaborated with NHS England and Addaction to develop an exclusive care pathway and to make treatment as easy and accessible as possible. So far, they have got seven people successfully treated hepatitis C.
    UK, England, South West 04 Sep 2019 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
  • 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
  • Greater Manchester Commissioning Guidelines for Blood Borne Virus Prevention
    The burden of blood borne viruses in Greater Manchester is high. There is an upward trend in the number of HIV diagnoses in in the area and an escalation in patients attending hospitals with complications resulting from Hepatitis C. The Greater Manchester Blood Borne Virus Prevention Commissioning Guidelines are based on the Greater Manchester Blood Borne Virus Prevention Strategy. Both documents were developed by the Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy (GMHCVS), a public health programme funded by the Greater Manchester Director of Public Health group.
    North West Mar 2011 Training, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF

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