NHS Elimination Program - United Kingdom (National program)

NHS Elimination Program - United Kingdom (National program)

Virus targets
Hepatitis C
Testing and treatment implementation
Health outcomes
WHO region
European Region
Target goal
United Kingdom
Key interventions
Blood safety
Community mobilization
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Injection safety and infection control
Persons who inject drugs: Syringe service program(s)
Strategic data analysis
Screening and diagnosis
Target population
All ages
Blood transfusion recipients
Household contact(s)
Incarcerated populations (current and former)
Men who have sex with men
Occupations with possible exposure
Persons who inject drugs
Sexual contact(s)
Performance target
Blood safety
Care cascade: HCV diagnosis
Care cascade: HCV testing
Care cascade: HCV treatment
Harm reduction (access to safe injection equipment for persons who inject drugs)
Injection safety
Vaccination coverage
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Health outcomes additional info

Please see publications attached.

Performance target additional info

Reality is that elimination will have occurred when the NHS operational delivery indicates elimination has occurred. However Public Health England does monitor prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C. Unfortunately there is less surveillance data available for hepatitis B and hepatitis c infection.

Data is available through recent publications at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/798270/HCV_in-England_2019.pdf and in the UK.

Summary and objectives

The national HCV elimination program was started in 2015 with the goal of elimination by 2030. No national focus on HBV elimination.

Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hepatitis-c-in-the-uk

Key challenges: Running out of money; case finding

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