Principals of Management
Clinical Knowledge Summaries has advice on diagnosis and management of:
Prior to referral the following investigations are appropriate:
Hep B surface antigen (and Hep e antigen if positive)
Hep C antibody (and Hep C RNA if positive)
FBC, INR, UE, LFT, HbA1c, HIV screen
UHBT have a viral hepatology clinic available via e-referral and accept referrals for patients with hepatitis B or C.
Hepatitis C is now curable with simple, easily tolerated treatment plans from just one tablet a day for 8-12 weeks!
The BRI-based HCV team comprises a hepatology consultant, specialist nurses, pharmacist and a co-ordinator, alongside outreach clinics at SBCH, Bristol Drugs Project (Brunswick Square) and the Homeless Health Service (Jamaica Street).
Currently, they are planning a number of promotional events around Bristol, and publication of a dedicated website containing information for patients and clinicians including clinical guidelines, treatment, and links to other treatment centres and drug and alcohol support agencies, together with a patient self-referral (August 2018).
"If you have HCV positive patients registered to your practice, please refer them to us via ERS and together we can eliminate this virus."
NBT has a general hepatology clinic available via e-referral and accept referral for patients with confirmed viral hepatitis. They also run an Urgent Hepatology Service for patients needing an urgent opinion. Click on link for details.