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1 Hepatitis C Education, Training & Awareness-raising Network Phase II Actions NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Hepatitis C Managed Care Network Event 11 June 2008 Josephine Haigh Health Improvement Programme Officer NHS Health Scotland

2 Key issues from Phase I Hepatitis C Workforce –cuts across sectors Professional knowledge and awareness of hepatitis C is hugely variable National mapping of hepatitis C training illustrated huge variation in provision Needs/concerns of the public

3 Findings from Phase I –Ad hoc delivery of training –No national or strategic approaches –Lack of dedicated funding streams –Factual and skills-based training –Lack of evaluation Training

4 Phase II Actions: Action 3 Action - A national Hepatitis C Learning and Workforce Development Framework will be developed Lead Agency - NHS Education for Scotland Timescale – Framework developed / published by March 2009 Implementation – 2009/2011

5 Action – NHS Boards, working with their partners, will identify a Hepatitis C Workforce Development Lead, review the learning and development needs of the Hepatitis C workforce, and implement a co-ordinated approach to Hepatitis C Workforce Development consistent with the national Hepatitis C Learning and Workforce Development Framework. Lead – NHS Boards Timescales - Identification of Workforce Development Leads Sept Review of learning and development needs of workforce March 2009 Implementation of co-ordinated approach to Hepatitis C Workforce Development 2009 – 2011 Phase II Actions: Action 4

6 Awareness-raising Findings from Phase I –A review of evaluations of Hepatitis C public awareness-raising campaigns worldwide revealed that few had been undertaken; those that had been performed identified strengths and weaknesses - findings which should inform future Scottish campaigns.

7 Action - Awareness-raising campaigns and communications initiatives will continue to be developed, implemented and evaluated to meet the information and education needs of a range of professional audiences (including those responsible for the delivery of prevention services) Lead Agency – Scottish Government Timescale- Implementation and evaluation Phase II Actions: Action 5

8 Phase II Actions: Action 11 Action - An awareness-raising campaign, to promote Hepatitis C testing among those at risk of being infected, will be implemented and evaluated Lead agency – Scottish Government Timescale – Implementation by September 2009 Evaluation by September 2010

9 Education Findings from phase I –A dearth of Hepatitis C information provision for young people in educational settings is evident.

10 Phase II Actions: Action 16 Action - Educational interventions aimed at vulnerable individuals, IDUs and those at risk of starting to inject will be designed and implemented to highlight how Hepatitis C transmission can be prevented. Particular attention should be given to initiatives aimed at identifying existing and newly diagnosed IDUs with Hepatitis C to prevent the onward transmission of infection Lead Agency – NHS Health Scotland Timescale – Intervention designed by March 2009 Implementation 2009 – 2011

11 Phase II Actions: Action 18 Action - Hepatitis C guidance and educational support materials (within the context of BBVs/drugs misuse) will be developed, disseminated and evaluated to raise awareness among young people in school, further education and community settings, and other settings which support vulnerable young people. Staff/peer group training initiatives will facilitate the implementation of this action Lead Agency – Learning and Teaching Scotland Timescale – Development and dissemination by Sept 2009 Evaluation by March 2011

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