New resources to help eliminate hepatitis C

Hep C U Later has been commissioned by NHS England to provide resources to help encourage hepatitis C testing amongst patients, to provide information to the public and update knowledge amongst healthcare professionals and their teams. It is estimated that around 70,000 people in England may still be unaware of having a hepatitis C infection.

The resources are available to pharmacy owners to support with raising awareness of hepatitis C and may be of particular interest to those offering supervised administration or needle and syringe programme services, as well as to those considering topics for a Healthy Living Pharmacy campaign. The resources include a:

  • Primary care toolkit – detailing everything from NICE guidelines to testing methods and treatment;
  • National testing portal poster – advertising the free, confidential at home testing kits, available to anyone in England;
  • Leaflet – for your community to understand the virus, the treatment and support; and
  • CPD accredited hepatitis C training module – this is free to access.

Further information for pharmacies

Support the call for more funding by recording information about the informal advice you provide to patients over just one day.

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