Services Database Hepatitis C Point of Care Testing

Service ID

299866

Description

This service involves the delivery of Point of Care Testing (POCT) for Hepatitis C within community pharmacies providing the needle and syringe programme.
Objectives

  • To provide point of contact testing by identifying patients potentially eligible for treatmentin community pharmacies that offer needle exchange. Currently there is little or no hepatitisC testing undertaken at this first and regular point of contact.
  • Partner with the Operational Delivery Network (ODN) to identify novel pathways for both identification of the viral burden and developing strategies to best target resources.
  • Support active case finding in the identified pharmacies.

Location of service

Birmingham & Solihull LPC

Commissioner

Other: MSD

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Pharmaceutical industry

Service type

Blood-borne virus screening

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

All pharmacy staff testers must have completed the RCGPtraining: ‘Hepatitis C: Enhancing Prevention, Testing and Care’and have completed a minimum 2 hour education sessionorganised by MSD.

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