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HCV Action/PHE Hepatitis C Good Practice Roadshow, Sheffield

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The Source Skills Academy

300 Meadowhall Way

Sheffield

S9 1EA

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Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver disease and represents a serious health inequality issue that predominantly affects disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

With the aim of enhancing local service provision and seizing the opportunity for progress provided by the highly effective all-oral, curative hepatitis C drugs, this roadshow is focused on:

• Showcasing and sharing good practice in the prevention, testing, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C
• Identifying specific issues and potential solutions for tackling hepatitis C in Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire area.

The roadshow, which will form part of a HCV Action hepatitis C action week in the area, will include talks on the hepatitis C epidemiology and commissioning landscape in the region, examples of best practice, and opportunities for the elimination of hepatitis C as a major public health concern. Afternoon workshops will be held on identifying solutions to challenges faced by the ODN, awareness and testing in drug services and hepatitis C in prisons.

Who should attend:
• Drug and alcohol professionals
• Primary and secondary care professionals
• Commissioners
• Local laboratory leads
• Prison healthcare professionals
• Directors of public health and their teams
• Local Public Health England and National Offender Management Service leads
• Those with an interest in hepatitis C and BBVs

Programme (subject to change):

Chair: Rachel Halford, Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust

09:30 - 09:55: Registration and refreshments

10:00 - 10:10: Introduction and setting the scene
Dr Mike Gent, Deputy Director for Health Protection, Yorkshire & the Humber, Public Health England

10:10 - 10.20: HCV Action: Sharing good practice
Aidan Rylatt, Policy and Parliamentary Adviser, The Hepatitis C Trust

10:20 - 10:40: Local epidemiology
TBC from Public Health England Yorkshire & Humber Field Epidemiology Team

10:40 - 11:00: Treatment of hepatitis C and possibilities for elimination
Dr Ben Stone, South Yorkshire ODN Clinical Lead

11:00 - 11:15: Commissioning landscape for hepatitis C
Jane Pearson-Moore, Specialised Services Regional Programme of Care Manager – Cancer and Blood, NHS England
Helen Bennett, Hepatitis C Virus Programme Manager, NHS England

11:15 - 11:35: Tea/Coffee

11:35 - 11:55: Good practice case study presentation one – community outreach
Mark Cassell, Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

11:55 - 12:15: Good practice case study presentation two – DBS testing for HCV in South Yorkshire
Dr Alison Cope, Consultant Virologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

12:15 - 12:30: Patient perspective
Rachel Battersby

12:30 - 13:25: Lunch

13:25 - 13:55: Peer panel discussion
Stuart Smith, Head of Drug Services, The Hepatitis C Trust
Imran Shaukat, Peer Support Lead, South Yorkshire, The Hepatitis C Trust

13:55 - 15:00: Workshops

A. Identifying solutions to challenges faced by the ODN
Dr Ray Poll, Nurse Consultant for Viral Hepatitis, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

B. Awareness and testing in drug services
Archie Christian, Pathways Coordinator, The Hepatitis C Trust

C. Hepatitis C in prisons
Paul Moore, Health & Justice Public Health Specialist, Yorkshire & Humber, Public Health England

15:00 - 15:15: Workshop feedback

15:15 - 15:30: Closing comments

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