Hepatitis C quality indicators
For all hepatitis C services in Scotland, these quality
indicators specify a minimum set of measures that demonstrate
person-centred, safe and effective care is being delivered.
Patients, voluntary organisations and healthcare professionals
helped to develop the quality indicators for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C services in Scotland
Hepatitis C indicators apply to all hepatitis
C services in Scotland, whether directly provided by an NHS board
or secured on behalf of an NHS board. The indicators focus on:
- testing and assessment
- treatment and support, and
- service organisation related to
hepatitis C infection.
Better hepatitis C care for every patient, every time
For patients and the public, these indicators
provide a means of showing that health care is person-centred,
safe, effective and continuously improving.
For healthcare professionals, these quality
indicators have been designed to use existing data collection where
possible, minimising the healthcare resource needed to bring about
Measuring hepatitis C services against quality indicators
Protection Scotland and ISD, we will establish a
process for reporting on the quality indicators for hepatitis C
using data from existing national databases.
National Networks for Viral Hepatitis Clinical
Leads and Blood Borne Virus Prevention Leads will ensure Scotland’s
NHS boards are engaged in this process.
Data for the quality indicators will begin to
be reported in 2013-2014.
For full details of the
indicators, our methodology and plans for the future please
download the resource above.
Published Date: 27 April 2012