NHS Inform Hepatitis Helpline
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There are many thousands of people in Scotland chronically infected by hepatitis C, a health condition that someone can have for many years without realising. It is important to be aware of the risk factors for the transmission of hepatitis C and any related health effects of the illness so you can effectively support any clients who may have been or are at risk of the illness.
Wherever you work, whether in social care and support, social work, health, housing, employment, harm reduction, recovery or addiction support, looked after children, police or prison sectors, this short multiple choice survey has been designed to help test and enhance your knowledge and awareness about aspects of the hepatitis C virus. Recent advances in medications mean there is now a cure rate of 90-99% for those who start treatment. Older treatments with significant side effects are no longer used, so it is important to assess the current knowledge needs of the workforce.
We hope it will help further develop a local and national understanding of workforce needs and will allow us to feed back relevant information to local areas. We will be also able to compare the survey results from 2014 to help our understanding of the development of workforce needs.
To thank you for your help we have given you a chance to win one of two iPads (or similar tablet device).
If you know of any colleagues or services this survey would be relevant to, I would be grateful if you could forward this to them. The survey can be completed through this link.
Thank you in advance for your help,
Leon Wylie, Lead Officer at Hepatitis Scotland