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Articles on the launch of the LJWG’s pharmacy testing pilot report

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, ‘Pharmacies can help in the battle to beat hepatitis C’ by Dr Suman Verma: http://blog.rpharms.com/tag/needle-exchange/ Chemist + Druggist: https://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/news/steve-brine-legislation-pharmacy-contract-hepatitis-c The Pharmaceutical Journal: https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/news/more-than-half-of-patients-using-needle-exchange-pilot-tested-positive-for-hepatitis-c/20204857.article Drink and Drug News: https://drinkanddrugsnews.com/more-than-half-test-positive-in-community-hep-c-pilot/

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Minister commends LJWG ‘innovative’ pharmacy testing pilot in debate on eliminating hepatitis C

Steve Brine MP said:  As hon. Members know, I have a great soft spot for community pharmacies, and I think that they can and do play an important role in this space. In April, I hopped along to Portmans Pharmacy, which is just up the road in Pimlico, to see the pharmacy testing pilot of...

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New report shows successful hepatitis C testing pilot in pharmacies in London

Public Health Minister Steve Brine MP gives support to pioneering project offering hepatitis C testing in pharmacies that offer needle exchange. Pilot offered tests to those at risk of exposure; half of those tested (53%) had hepatitis C antibodies and 78% of those who engaged with specialist services had hepatitis C viral particles detectable in...

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Pharmacy hepatitis C testing pilot – results due in May

https://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/news/hepatitis-c-pilot-london-pharmacy-test

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LJWG calls on London Mayor to include action on hepatitis as part of his Health Inequalities Strategy

Hepatitis C is a serious health inequalities and public health issue in London. There are an estimated 41,500 people living with hepatitis C in London, many of whom are some of the most vulnerable and the most socially excluded people in our society. Over half of people who attend hospital for hepatitis C are from...

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Leading health professionals, charities and services come together to eliminate hepatitis C in London

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Steve Brine MP, will address delegates about this critical public health issue at 9.35am and the full agenda for the day is here. There are an estimated 41,500 people living with hepatitis C in London, many of whom are some of the most vulnerable and...

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How a Lambeth project integrated specialist services based on the LJWG consensus model to engage service users and provide equity of access to care.

How a Lambeth project integrated specialist services based on the LJWG consensus model to engage service users and provide equity of access to care. Kath Oakes and Dee Cunniffe describe the project in a the latest HCV Action video case study. View the full article here.

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LJWG CONSENSUS UPDATE

We’ve updated our 2011 London Consensus to make it relevant to the NHS in London today, in the era of new treatments and opportunities. PRACTICAL STEPS TO ELIMINATING HEPATITIS C: A CONSENSUS FOR LONDON reinforces the need for urgent leadership to improve hepatitis C testing and treatment services in London for people with a history...

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LJWG part of Vision for Change with Hep C Coalition

The LJWG helps shape Vision for Change in Hepatitis C: Test, Treat, Cure, which sets out clear recommendations to transform the management of hepatitis C, enabling more people to reach cure, preventing thousands of unnecessary deaths and reducing the future burden on already strained health services. Download the PDF here

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LJWG response to NHS England abandoning Liver Strategy

LJWG response to NHS England abandoning Liver Strategy Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has announced that NHS England has abandoned plans to publish a National Liver Disease Outcomes Strategy.1 The London Joint Working Group on Substance Misuse and Hepatitis C (LJWG) believes that by failing to keep its promise to publish a Liver Strategy, the government has failed the...

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