Recommendations on hepatitis C case-finding and access to care

29 January 2019

Article: 53/0403

The Hepatitis C Clinical Leads Group, on behalf of the Scottish Health Protection Network (SHPN), has published new recommendations on the hepatitis C virus (HCV) case-finding and access to care. The purpose of the recommendations is to support the Scottish Government’s hepatitis C elimination strategy, which will be published later this year.

The report includes a summary of the published, and best practice evidence, reviewed by the Case-Finding and Access to Care Short Life Working Group. The recommendations offer practical guidance for health boards to improve HCV testing, diagnosis, and treatment uptake in a variety of settings, including drug use services, community pharmacies, injecting equipment providers, and prisons.

The report can be viewed on our website.