We would like to invite you to join HCV Action for a webinar that will provide an overview of the NHS England hepatitis C ‘elimination deal’ and the activity that has taken place as part of it.
The event will be particularly useful for those who would benefit from an introduction to, or would like to gain a fuller understanding of, the hepatitis C elimination deal and the various initiatives it launched to identify and treat undiagnosed patients.
It will feature an overview of the elimination deal’s background, the work being done in peer networks, prisons and drug services to achieve elimination, and the next steps as we near NHS England’s 2025 target for elimination.
The event precedes a new HCV Action report on the hepatitis C elimination initiatives, which will be published at the beginning of 2023.
A link to the livestream will be sent to registered participants closer to the time of the event.
Talks and speakers at the event are as follows:
A background to the NHS England hepatitis C elimination deal – Mark Gillyon-Powell (Head of Programme – HCV Elimination, NHS England)
Hepatitis C peer-to-peer support in the community – Stuart Smith (Director of Community Services, The Hepatitis C Trust) and Zoe Yates (Peer Coordinator, Sussex, The Hepatitis C Trust)
Hepatitis C elimination initiatives in the criminal justice system – Lee Christensen (HCV National HITT Manager, The Hepatitis C Trust), Kim Cornes (G4S Head of Residents, HMP Oakwood) and Christine Baggott (Practice Plus Group Clinical Lead, HMP Oakwood).
Eliminating hepatitis C in drug services – Louise Hansford (Hepatitis C Elimination Coordinator – South, Hep C U Later)
Hepatitis C elimination initiatives: where we are and what’s coming next – Professor Graham Foster (National Clinical Lead for ODNs, NHS England)
Event chair: Rachel Halford (Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust)