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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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  • Summary report: Bristol & Severn ODN workshop, Bristol
    This report provides a summary of the Bristol & Severn ODN Workshop held by HCV Action, in partnership with the ODN, in Bristol on 14th September 2017. The workshop brought together a range of stakeholders working across the hepatitis C pathway in the Bristol & Severn ODN region, with the aim of discussing some of the barriers faced by the ODN, as well as providing a forum in which to develop solutions to some of these challenges. The report includes summaries of the day's talks and group discussion, as well as suggested next steps to be taken following the event.
    South West Reports & Research 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
  • Evaluation of the South West Hepatitis C Partnership Pilot
    An evaluation of a project in which Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust partnered together to support people with a history of injecting drug use who were engaged with Addaction services into hepatitis C treatment. This report evaluates the success of the pilot's three key interventions:

    * Peer education workshops

    * A 'buddy' scheme

    * Workforce development

    South West Reports & Research 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: 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
  • Liver Disease in the South West: A health needs assessment
    This document provides epidemiological data and an overview of primary and secondary care services for general liver disease in the South West of England and also assesses the main preventable causes, which includes hepatitis C.
    UK, England, South West Aug 2016 Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C Partnership South West Pilot: North Somerset 1 year update
    In 2014, Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust, with support from AbbVie, launched a unique pilot in the South West of England to encourage and widen access to hepatitis C testing and treatment among people who inject drugs. The initiative includes workforce development, peer-to-peer education and a buddying scheme. This briefing, focusing on work in North Somerset, presents early results from the pilot and sets out the next steps in its delivery.
    UK, England, South West Oct 2015 Other, Reports & Research PDF
  • Hepatitis C Partnership South West Pilot: Cornwall 1 year update
    In 2014, Addaction and The Hepatitis C Trust, with support from AbbVie, launched a unique pilot in the South West of England to encourage and widen access to hepatitis C testing and treatment among people who inject drugs. The initiative includes workforce development, peer-to-peer education and a buddying scheme. This briefing, focusing on work in Cornwall, presents early results from the pilot and sets out the next steps in its delivery.
    UK, England, South West Sep 2015 Other, Reports & Research PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: Dorset BBV Dry Blood Spot Testing Service Pathway
    This written case-study looks at the Dorset Blood Borne Virus Dry Blood Spot Testing Service Pathway, a model of care and pathway devised through joint working between primary and secondary care, which primarily involves the implementation of DBST hepatitis C testing within drug services, including voluntary charitable organisations. It was introduced in Bournemouth in 2011 and has subsequently been rolled out across Dorset, with 90% of all people accessing drug treatment services in the area are now being tested for hepatitis C.
    UK, England, South West Dec 2014 Case study PDF
  • HCV Action good practice case study: HCV Management Model in Cornwall
    The hepatitis C management model that has been developed in recent years in Cornwall provides an integrated model of care for people with hepatitis C in the county, incorporating partnerships between hospital-based hepatology and drug and alcohol services and spanning testing, treatment and care.
    UK, England, South West Dec 2014 Case study PDF

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