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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: 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
  • Good practice case study: Nottingham outreach clinics
    This HCV Action good practice case study looks at the community outreach work done by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Statistics showed that between 2000 and 2002, 256 people were diagnosed with hepatitis C in Nottingham. Of these, just 49% were referred to a specialist clinic, 27% attended and 10% received treatment. During the 2010-12 period, after the establishment of community outreach services in the area, 80% of people diagnosed were referred to a specialist clinic, 70% attended and 38% started treatment.
    UK, East Midlands Case study PDF
  • Hepatitis C Commissioning Toolkit
    The Hepatitis C Commissioning Toolkit, an update to the original toolkit published in September 2013, sets out key commissioning responsibilities, with the intention of bringing clarity to an often highly fragmented commissioning landscape. The toolkit is also intended to aide commissioners in commissioning cost-effective services which are tailored to the needs of people with hepatitis C, by setting out how to ensure a clear, connected and properly funded hepatitis C care pathway, as well as providing good practice examples.
    England Case study, Tools & Templates, 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

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