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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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  • 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
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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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Business case template: ITTREAT (Integrated community-based Test – stage – TREAT)

    Following a successful 4-year project evaluation in Brighton, the ITTREAT team have produced a commissioning business case template based on their project, intended for use to secure funding for a specialist hepatitis C nurse and develop an integrated community-based hepatitis C service to engage PWID. The template is available for download in word and is designed to be locally amended.

    UK, South East Case study, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning MS Word
  • Tackling Blood-Borne Viruses: A framework for prisons in the UK
    Tackling Blood-Borne Viruses, a report produced by NAT (National AIDS Trust), features guidance and case studies on tackling BBVs, including hepatitis C, in prisons. The report is aimed primarily at healthcare staff based in prisons but may also be relevant to others involved in the management of prisons and the health and wellbeing of people in prison.
    UK Case study, Training, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning 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: 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: 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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