Services Database HCV Testing at Pharmacy Based Needle and Syringe Programme Pilot

Service ID

251714

Description

This service aims to deliver high-quality, safe, sustainable and appropriate Point of Care Testing (PoCT) for hepatitis C within community pharmacies providing needle and syringe programme (NSP), specifically for pharmacies who have been selected to participate in the pilot and have attended the relevant training for providing the service, to increase the uptake of hepatitis C testing amongst high risk groups and reduce the number of people with undiagnosed HCV infection.

In order to encourage participation in the pilot, contingency management in the form of a £5 voucher will be issued to all patients who complete a test and receive their results.

The pharmacist will carry out a pre-test and follow-up discussion with the client.

Location of service

Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster LPC

Commissioner

Other: London Joint Working Group on Substance Misuse and Hepatitis C

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Other

Service type

Blood-borne virus screening

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Not known.

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