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
For healthcare professionals, these quality indicators have been
designed to use existing data collection where possible, minimising
the healthcare resource needed to bring about improvement.
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
For full details of the indicators, our methodology and
plans for the future please download the resource
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Published Date: 27 April 2012