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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  • Preventative Action and Public Health
    This report from Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee follows an inquiry into preventative action and public health. The report highlights the importance of testing and early treatment for hepatitis C, reports that the National Screening Committee is currently considering introducing screening for hepatitis C for pregnant women and notes that opt-out blood borne virus (BBV) testing for new prisoners in Scotland is being discussed with NHS Boards and the Scottish Prison Service.
    Scotland 12 Nov 2018 Reports & Research PDF
  • Clinical Review of the Impacts of Hepatitis C: Short Life Working Group Report for the Scottish Government
    This independent clinical review commissioned by the Scottish Government assesses the impacts of chronic hepatitis C infection on the health and wellbeing of individuals affected by contaminated blood and blood products. The review recommends that Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme beneficiaries should be able to self-assess regarding the effect hepatitis C has had on their life, and which level of payment they are entitled to as a result. In October 2018, the Scottish Government confirmed it would accept the recommendations of this report.
    Scotland Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • All Together Now: Our strategy to address the harms of alcohol and drugs in Scotland
    The Scottish Government's draft strategy for tackling problematic alcohol and drug use, which contains recommendations related to hepatitis C, including routine BBV testing in drug services, alongside support accessing treatment for those diagnosed with hepatitis C.
    Scotland Strategy & Planning 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
  • Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland: A Call to Action
    The Hepatitis C Trust, following an inquiry held with the cross-party Scottish Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions group, published a report, 'Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland: A Call to Action'. The report looks in detail at Scotland's approach to hepatitis C, focusing on the need for an elimination strategy, awareness, prevention, testing & diagnosis, linkage to care, access to treatment and funding. The report also features a series of recommendations for action to boost Scotland's progress towards achieving elimination.
    UK, Scotland Reports & Research, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative: 2008-9 to 2015-16
    The Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative measures and monitorings the prevalence of blood-borne viruses and injecting risk behaviours among people who inject drugs in Scotland. This report presents the results, at the NHS board level, for the data collection period from February 2015 until March 2016. It also presents the findings of the NESI survey, at Scotland-wide level, from 2008-09 until the most recent survey, 2015-16.
    UK, Scotland Mar 2017 Reports & Research PDF
  • National Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of HCV in adults
    These Scottish guidelines, updated in January 2016, provide expert guidance to Health Boards, Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees, and treating clinicians on the efficacy of available treatments for hepatitis C. They also act as a clinical reference source for NHS National Procurement to produce rankings on cost-effectiveness. Development of the guidance was a collaboration between Scotland's viral hepatitis clinical leads and MCN co-ordinators network, National Services Scotland, and Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
    Scotland Jan 2017 Other, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Penrose Inquiry Recommendation: Report of a Scottish Government Commissioned Short Life Working Group
    In light of the Penrose Inquiry recommendation, the Scottish Government recommended that a Short-Life Working Group, involving key stakeholders including those from the Scottish Government and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, be established by Health Protection Scotland. This is the group's final report, which includes a number of key recommendations, including the delivery of a national awareness campaign.
    Scotland Sep 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Waverley Care Self Management Programme
    This good practice case study looks at the Waverley Care Self Management Programme. The programme involves the delivery of workshops to people with hepatitis C, which focus on issues such as self-identity, confidence, self-esteem, goal setting and problem solving, with the aim of supporting people with hepatitis C to make informed choices regarding their lifestyle choices and improve the knowledge that they have of their condition.

    The case study explains details why the programme was established, how it works, and the outcomes that it has achieved.
    UK, Scotland Apr 2016 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Positive Help support services
    This good practice case study looks at the support services offered to people with hepatitis C in the Lothians by Positive Help. These services include a transport service which allows service users to attend appointments and stay engaged in the care pathway, as well as a service providing domestic help in service users' homes.

    This case study details why the services were established, how they work, and the outcomes that they have achieved.
    UK, Scotland Apr 2016 Case study PDF

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