Over 150 delegates attended the 5th LJWG conference, this year run in collaboration with Public Health England for the first time. LJWG Chair Ashley Brown commented that this is an important partnership and a big step forward in recognising hepatitis C as a public health issue.
As both treatment options and the NHS environment are fast evolving, the conference was a timely opportunity for service providers and commissioners to share best practice and to learn more about the new hepatitis Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs). LJWG Vice-chair and Chief Executive of the Hepatitis C Trust, Charles Gore concluded that the ODNs present an opportunity for service development and that stakeholders need to partner with them to ensure patient needs are paramount.
Presentations and workshop outputs from the conference can be found below.
Delivery Of Treatment In London Prisons – Janet Catt
Developments In Access To Treatment – Workshop Outputs
Engaging People From Prisons Into The Community – Workshop Outputs
Hepatitis C Coalition – Policy And Parliamentary Developments – Mark Thursz
Hepatitis C Diagnosis And Onward Referral – Workshop Outputs
Living Through Hepatitis C – Jim Fearnley
LJWG Overview – Ashley Brown
Mapping Services In London For PWIDs – Ashley Brown
NHSE Role In Development Of ODNs – Clare Foreman
Practical Implcations Of Current Policy For CCGs – Peter Kohn
Practical Implications Of Drug And Alcohol System – Alison Keating
What Are ODNs Doing To Help PWIDs In London – Graham Foster