Hepatitis C: key references and evidence


Codere G, Weir A, McAuley, A, McLeod, A, Watt, C, Hutchinson S, Goldberg, D, Quinn, L. Surveillance of known hepatitis C antibody positive cases in Scotland: Results to 31 December 2016. HPS Weekly Report; 51 (2017/24): 202-208.

Effective Interventions Unit. Hepatitis C: Risks and prevention strategies in injecting drug usersEdinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2002.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 2016. Systematic review on hepatitis B and C prevalence in the EU/EEA.

Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS). Preventing HCV in Scotland: Options for action . Edinburgh: HEBS, 2002.

Health Protection Scotland & Scottish Government.2017. Hepatitis C Treatment and Therapies Group Report.

Health Protection Scotland, University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University and the West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre. The Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative: Prevalence of blood-borne viruses and injecting risk behaviours among people who inject drugs attending injecting equipment provision services in Scotland, 2008-09 to 2015-16. Glasgow: Health Protection Scotland, March 2017.

Hutchinson SJ, Roy KM, Wadd S et al.  Hepatitis Virus Infection in Scotland: Epidemiological Review and Public Health Challenges. Scottish Med J 2006;51:8-15.

Hutchinson, S.J., Dillon, J.F., Fox, R., McDonald, S.A., Innes, H.A., Weir, A., McLeod, A., Aspinall, E.J., Palmateer, N.E., Taylor, A. and Munro, A. 2015. Expansion of HCV treatment access to people who have injected drugs through effective translation of research into public health policy: Scotland's experience. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(11): 1041-1049.

McLeod, Allan, Amanda Weir, Celia Aitken, Rory Gunson, Kate Templeton, Pamela Molyneaux, Paul McIntyre, Scott McDonald, David Goldberg, and Sharon Hutchinson. Rise in testing and diagnosis associated with Scotland’s Action Plan on Hepatitis C and introduction of dried blood spot testing. J Epidemiol Community Health 68, no. 12 (2014): 1182-1188.

Palmateer, Norah E., Avril Taylor, David J. Goldberg, Alison Munro, Celia Aitken, Samantha J. Shepherd, Georgina McAllister, Rory Gunson, and Sharon J. Hutchinson. Rapid decline in HCV incidence among people who inject drugs associated with national scale-up in coverage of a combination of harm reduction interventions. PLoS One 9, no. 8 (2014): e104515

Public Health England. 2017. Hepatitis C in the UK report.

Scottish Executive. Report of the HIV health promotion strategy review groupEdinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2001.

Scottish Executive. Hepatitis C Action Plan for Scotland, Phase 1: September 2006-August 2008. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2006.

Scottish Government. Scotland's Action Plan for Hepatitis C, Phase 1, September 2006-August 2008: First Year progress Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2008

Scottish Government. Hepatitis C Action Plan for Scotland Phase II: May 2008-March 2011. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2008 

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). Management of Hepatitis C. Edinburgh: SIGN, 2006

Scottish Needs Assessment Programme (SNAP). Hepatitis CGlasgow: Office for Public Health in Scotland, 2000.

World Health Organisation (WHO). 2017. Global Hepatitis Report.  Wylie, L., Hutchinson, S., Liddell, D., & Rowan, N. 2014. The successful implementation of Scotland’s Hepatitis C Action Plan: what can other European stakeholders learn from the experience? A Scottish voluntary sector perspective. BMC infectious diseases, 14(6), S7.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)


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