HCV Action/PHE Hepatitis C Good Practice Roadshow, West London

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Hilda Clark Suite, Friends House

173-177 Euston Road

London

NW1 2BJ

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Hepatitis C 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 recently-announced NHS England hepatitis C elimination deal, 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 the West London ODN area

The roadshow event will include talks on the hepatitis C epidemiology 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 HMPPS leads
• Those with an interest in hepatitis C and BBVs

A free lunch will be provided.

The agenda for the event (subject to change) is as follows:

09.55 - 10.00: Chair’s welcome - Rachel Halford, Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust

10:00 - 10:15: Introduction and setting the scene - Emma Burke, Programme Manager, Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco, Public Health England – London

10:15 – 10.25: HCV Action: Sharing good practice - Aidan Rylatt, Policy and Parliamentary Adviser, The Hepatitis C Trust

10:25 - 10:45: Local epidemiology - Hikaru Bolt, Epidemiology Scientist, Public Health England

10:45 - 11:05: Hepatitis C elimination: the next three years - Chris Tibbs, Medical Director, Commissioning, NHS England & NHS Improvement South East Region

11:05 - 11:25: Treatment of hepatitis C and possibilities for elimination in London - Prof Ashley Brown, West London ODN Clinical Lead

11:25 - 11:40: Tea/Coffee

11:40 - 11:55: Good practice case study presentation one: Hepatology nurse community outreach - Lorna Harrison, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hepatology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

11:55 - 12:10: Good practice case study presentation two: The value of the peer - Stuart Smith, Director of Community Services, The Hepatitis C Trust

12:10 - 12:25: Patient perspective - Billie Hands

12:25 - 13:20: Lunch

13:20 - 13:55: Panel discussion: problems and solutions for tackling hepatitis C and achieving elimination locally - Q&A with morning’s speakers

13:55 - 15:00: Workshops

A. Identifying solutions to challenges faced by the ODN - Dr Matthew Foxton, Hepatitis C Clinical Lead, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

B. Awareness and testing in drug services - Archie Christian, Peer Educator, The Hepatitis C Trust

C. Hepatitis C in prisons - Prof Ashley Brown, ODN Clinical Lead, West London ODN

15:00 - 15:15: Workshop feedback

15:15 - 15.20: Event close - Rachel Halford, Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust

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Hilda Clark Suite, Friends House

173-177 Euston Road

London

NW1 2BJ

United Kingdom

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