Hepatitis C Testing Service
The Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service was added to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) in 2020, commencing on 1st September. The introduction of this new Advanced Service was originally trailed in the 5-year CPCF agreement, but its planned introduction in April 2020 was delayed for five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PSNC have released guidance for contractors on the Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service, which includes information on the aims and duration of the service, training, and relevant requirements. You can access the full guidance here.
A YouTube training video for the Hepatitis C Testing Service has been published for the use of Community Pharmacists. Delivered jointly by Turning Point and the Hepatitis C Trust, the training provides pharmacy teams with the basic information to support a greater understanding of Hepatitis C.
Watch the training video here.