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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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  • Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK, 2019
    Drug use in the United Kingdom is among the highest reported in Western Europe and people who inject drugs (PWID) experience stark health inequalities, with increased morbidity and early mortality. This report explores infections, as well as associated risks and behaviours, among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2019. It also presents preliminary data on the impact of COVID-19 on PWID and services in 2020.
    UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 28 Jan 2021 Reports & Research PDF
  • Cost-effectiveness of opt-out HCV and HBV testing in A&E in the UK
    Research published in Value in Health in December 2020 found that testing for hepatitis C and hepatitis B in A&E departments in the UK is highly likely to be cost effective due to high rates of hepatitis among people who attend A&E. Based on a study of two London hospitals, the paper argues that, just as NICE guidelines recommend testing people attending A&E for HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B testing should also occur.
    UK 22 Dec 2020 Reports & Research PDF
  • Public Health England Hepatitis C in the UK 2020 Report
    Public Health England published its annual 'Hepatitis C in the UK' report on 14th December 2020. This is the key national reporting document for hepatitis C and monitors the UK's progress towards its goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. This year's report includes details on the impact of COVID-19 on hepatitis C infection based on available data.
    UK, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 14 Dec 2020 Reports & Research PDF
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C testing in primary care
    This is the summary report of a webinar hosted by HCV Action on testing for hepatitis C in primary care in October 2020. The webinar featured presentations from the HepCATT study team and the team from King's College Hospital who reported on their work with GPs so far.
    UK, England 30 Nov 2020 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C in the justice system - going beyond prisons
    This report summarises the presentations and discussions from the HCV Action webinar, 'Hepatitis C in the justice system - going beyond prisons', held on Friday 23rd October as part of the National Hepatitis C ODN Stakeholder Webinar series. The event focused in particular on providing support around hepatitis C for those making the transition from prison to the community.
    UK 17 Nov 2020 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Summary report: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on HCV testing
    This is the written summary of a webinar held on 8th October on mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on HCV testing. The first part of the webinar consisted of three presentations: Overview of testing, before and after COVID-19 - Helen Hampton, Lead Clinical Nurse for Blood Borne Virus, We Are With You; Outreach testing during the COVID-19 lockdown - Julian Surey, Find and Treat Team; and Postal testing or self-testing - Tracey Kemp, National Hepatitis C Strategy Lead, Change Grow Live
    UK, England 30 Oct 2020 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Workshop webinar: Hepatitis C in the justice system - going beyond prisons
    This is a recording of a webinar covering initiatives to test and treat people for hepatitis C in contact with the justice system in England, held on the 23rd October 2020. Previous events and initiatives in this area have aimed to support people in prisons. Whilst this is important and continues, this webinar focused on new initiatives for people in contact with other areas of the justice system, such as probation services. The webinar featured 3 talks:
    North East, UK 29 Oct 2020 Case study, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Webinar: Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on hepatitis C testing
    This is a recording of a webinar focusing on how services can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on hepatitis C testing and find alternative ways to test people. The first part of the webinar consisted of three presentations: 1/ Overview of testing, before and after COVID-19 - Helen Hampton, Lead Clinical Nurse for Blood Borne Virus, We Are With You 2/ Outreach testing during the COVID-19 lockdown - Julian Surey, Find and Treat Team 3/ Postal testing or self-testing - Tracey Kemp, National Hepatitis C Strategy Lead, Change Grow Live
    UK 22 Oct 2020 Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Webinar: Under-served groups for hepatitis C testing and treatment
    This webinar sought to look at how services can provide hepatitis C testing and treatment to people who have been traditionally under-served by health services. This workshop sought to discuss: - Sex workers - Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people - South Asian communities - Migrants For each of these groups, this video features a presentation exploring the general barriers to healthcare that they face and examples of projects which have improved access to healthcare for them along with a Q&A session at the end.
    UK 22 Oct 2020 Case study, Training, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C case-finding in under-served groups - October 2020
    This report summarises the October 2020 HCV Action webinar on hepatitis C case-finding in under-served groups, which formed part of a week-long series of webinars centred around the National Hepatitis C ODN Stakeholder Event. The webinar focused on four under-served groups in particular: Gypsy, Roma and Travellers; migrants; sex-workers, and the South Asian community. The webinar featured contributions from the following speakers: • Beth Davies – Head of Service and Development (Dorset), EDP Drug & Alcohol Services • Dr Inês Campos-Matos – Head of Migration Health, Public Health England
    UK 22 Oct 2020 Reports & Research PDF

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