Blood Borne Virus Training: Enhancing the role of services across Greater Glasgow and Clyde


Date: 31 March 2017

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Scottish Drugs Forum, 1/91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN

Cost: Free


This one day training course, provided at no cost, raises awareness of key issues relating to blood borne viruses (BBV). Its main focus will be on hepatitis C, although relevant issues relating to hepatitis B and HIV will also be explored. It will enable workers to engage more competently and confidently with service users and professionals on a range of issues related to BBV with particular emphasis on risks associated with drug use.


Areas covered include

  • BBV awareness – understanding hepatitis C, hepatitis B, & HIV, signs & symptoms, what are the outcomes of BBV infection?
  • Prevention – how do we engage with and provide relevant and meaningful information to those at risk?
  • Harm reduction - understanding transmission routes including injecting drug use, tattooing, sex, snorting drugs, etc.
  • Testing, diagnosis and treatment – understanding the process and challenges for those considering or undergoing treatment
  • Referral and signposting pathways – raising awareness of specialist services across Greater Glasgow and Clyde

This training is aimed at a wide range of frontline workers who engage with at risk groups including housing/homelessness, substance use services, criminal justice, sexual health, social work, young people’s services, health and mental health, BME and other relevant sectors.

To book onto this training, please complete and return the booking form (here) to by 13 March 2017.


For further information contact


Hepatitis Scotland
91 Mitchell Street
G1 3LN

Telephone: 0141 225 0419
Fax: 0141 248 6414