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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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  • Lessons learnt from HepCATT for ODNs and GP practices
    This summary notes some of the lessons learnt from the HepCATT (Hepatitis C Assessment Through to Treatment) Randomised Controlled Trial. HepCATT tested an Hepatitis C virus (HCV) case-finding intervention in primary care. The intervention involved: • Algorithm integrated into electronic patient records systems to identify high risk patients • Automatic mail-merge to create letters to invite high risk patients for testing • Pop-ups alerts in patient records to encourage opportunistic testing • Practice Staff HCV educational training
    UK, England Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Summary Report: Hepatitis C services in Scotland during and beyond the Covid-19 outbreak - August 2020
    With the Covid-19 outbreak having caused significant disruption to health services in Scotland, including those for hepatitis C, as well as drug and alcohol services, HCV Action organised a webinar to discuss how services and the drive to elimination in Scotland have been affected. This report provides a summary of the remarks from each of the four speakers and the Q&A which followed.
    Scotland Case study, Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • HCV Action webinar: Hepatitis C services in Scotland during and beyond Covid-19
    With the Covid-19 outbreak having caused significant disruption to healthcare services, including those for hepatitis C, this webinar was organised to discuss how services have been affected in Scotland and explore how hepatitis C services can most effectively be re-established as we emerge from the early phase of the outbreak. The webinar featured contributions from the following speakers: Professor John Dillon - Clinical Lead for Blood Borne Viruses, NHS Tayside Leon Wylie - Lead Officer, Hepatitis Scotland Rachel Halford - CEO, The Hepatitis C Trust
    Scotland 05 Aug 2020 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning Video
  • Summary report: Hepatitis C services during and beyond Covid-19 webinar - June 2020
    With the Covid-19 outbreak having caused significant disruption to healthcare services, including those for hepatitis C, HCV Action organised a webinar to discuss how services have been affected in different areas across the country and explore how hepatitis C services can most effectively be re-established as we emerge from the early phase of the outbreak. This report provides a summary of the remarks from each of the four speakers and the Q&A which followed.
    England 24 Jun 2020 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Guidance on Contingency Planning for People who use Drugs and COVID-19: Version 2.0
    This Scottish Drugs Forum-produced guidance is aimed at those planning and designing services as well as those managing and delivering services for people who use drugs, in particular those people on opioid substitution therapy (OST) and people who inject drugs. The guidance includes a section on blood borne virus (BBV) testing, noting that "all delayed BBV results from dry blood spot tests must be proactively followed up in a timely manner once COVID-19 related restrictions allow".
    Scotland 13 May 2020 Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF
  • Coronavirus: 7 steps leaflet
    A two-sided leaflet detailing the 7 steps people can take to protect themselves and others from coronavirus.
    UK Other, Tools & Templates PDF
  • Coronavirus - harm reduction leaflet
    This two-sided leaflet from The Hepatitis C Trust notes seven ways in which people who use drugs can protect themselves and others. Services are welcome to print and distribute the leaflet.
    UK Tools & Templates PDF
  • The Hepatitis C Trust: Peer-to-peer programme
    This video provides an overview of The Hepatitis C Trust's peer-to-peer support work, which involves staff and volunteer peers with lived experience of hepatitis C providing support to those at risk of and living with hepatitis C, raising awareness and supporting access to testing and treatment.
    UK 30 Jan 2020 Training, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning Video
  • One Recovery Bucks BBV Pathway
    This best practice resource details the One Recovery Bucks blood borne virus pathway implemented in 2016. The pathway, involving partnership working with the local NHS Trust is much simpler than the previous pathway and is all completed ‘in-house’ at the One Recovery Bucks community drug and alcohol service. The new pathway has resulted in an increase in those who test positive advancing to access treatment from 18% to over 90%.
    UK 10 Jan 2020 Tools & Templates PDF
  • WHO policy brief on access to testing and treatment for people who inject drugs and people in prisons
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) published this policy brief in April 2019 to set out the current landscape of country hepatitis policies for harm reduction and hepatitis C testing and treatment for people who inject drugs and people in prisons. It aims to capture how governments are translating the WHO Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021, which the UK Government has signed up to, in national plans. It also provides a summary of the enablers and barriers to hepatitis C testing and treatment in these populations.
    UK, Rest of World 17 May 2019 Reports & Research, Tools & Templates, Strategy & Planning PDF

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