Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program
This CME accredited Program was adapted for the United Kingdom by a local expert steering committee and in collaboration with local partners, including British Association for the Study of the Liver, British Liver Trust, British Viral Hepatitis Group, Change, Grow, Live (CGL), Hepatitis C Trust, Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology.
Online modules cover: HCV epidemiology and prevention, HCV testing and diagnosis, HCV treatment, ongoing monitoring.
The highly interactive workshops give participants an opportunity to put learning into practice. Facilitated by local experts in the field, the workshop is structured around real-life case studies giving attendees the skills to confidently manage patients with hepatitis C.
Open access online learning modules
This online learning module consists of four individual modules that should be completed in sequential order. Each module will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete and all four modules must be completed prior to attending the workshop. Or, you can complete the online modules independently.
All workshops are accredited for CPD by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Nursing.
Workshops are free to attend but places are limited so registration is essential.
Capacity Strengthening Toolkit
A suite of resources and practical tools with which to implement hepatitis C testing and treating processes in your setting.
Decision Making in Advanced Liver Disease
This resource provides an overview of the causes of advanced liver disease, when to suspect advanced liver disease is present, when to refer to a specialist or when immediate referral to hospital is indicated, and decompensated cirrhosis.
Decision making in HCV
This resource covers indications for testing and diagnosis of hepatitis C and provides a step-by step guide to treating hepatitis C in primary care.
UK Steering Committee
The Education Program is developed and delivered in collaboration with many partners. The International Education Program Steering Committee provide oversight and direction to the Program and we thank them for their involvement. Our UK Steering Committee members are:
- Prof. John Dillon
Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee
- Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy
Consultant Transplant Hepatologist, University Hospitals, Birmingham
- Dr Ann Eriksen
Executive Lead Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Managed Care Network, NHS Tayside, Directorate of Public Health
- A/Prof. Magdalena Harris
Associate Professor of Sociology, of Health The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Prof. Matt Hickman
Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology / Co-director of NIHR Health Protection Research Unit on Evaluation of Interventions, University of Bristol
- Prof. Graham Foster
Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary’s University of London
- Mr Charles Gore
Executive Director, Medicines Patent Pool;
formerly Chief Executive, Hepatitis C Trust
- Prof. Sharon Hutchinson
Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Dr Sema Mandal
Medical Consultant, Epidemiologist and Viral Hepatitis Lead, PHE Colindale, Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department of the National Infection Service
- Mr Danny Morris
RCGP Expert Lead Certificate in Harm Reduction, Health and Wellbeing for Substance Users, Royal College of General Practitioners
- Dr Ewen Stewart
General Practitioner , Dalhousie Medical Practice
- Ms Jan Tait
Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist in HCV, Ninewells Hospital
- Dr Jeremy Thompson
General Practitioner, Yorkshire
- Dr Andy Ustianowski
Consultant in Infectious Diseases, North Manchester General Hospital
Run by people with personal experience of hepatitis C, The Hepatitis C Trust runs a confidential helpline and provides information, support and representation for people with hep C. They also provide a directory of local hep C support groups and help for people wishing to start their own support group.
The British Liver Trust has an extensive range of factsheets and information leaflets on a range of liver conditions including hep C and cirrhosis.
A range of harm reduction materials and resources including information on HIV, hepatitis B & C, overdose prevention and safer injecting practice, aimed at people who use drugs and drug service providers.
Support and advice for people working in harm reduction services and for injecting drug users.
infohep is an online resource providing up to date hepatitis treatment news.