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Hepatitis C Action Plan for Scotland - Phase I: September 2006 - August 2008

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Annex 1: Remit of working groups

Action Plan Co-ordinating Group

Remit

  • to monitor and review the implementation of the Action Plan, Phase I
  • to co-ordinate, oversee and monitor Hepatitis C-related activity at a national level
  • to produce an annual report, The State of the Hepatitis C Epidemic in Scotland
  • to work with the Scottish Executive to plan action on Hepatitis C beyond September 2008

Membership

To include representatives from:

  • Health Protection Scotland
  • Scottish Executive Health Department
  • NHS Education Scotland
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • UK Hepatitis C Resource Centre
  • Scottish Drugs Forum
  • SIGN Hepatitis C Guideline working group
  • STRADA
  • Viral Hepatitis Group
  • Scottish Blood-borne Virus and Sexual Health Prevention Network
  • Virology Diagnostic Group
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Specialist Pharmacists in Substance Misuse
  • Patient groups

Reports to

  • Scottish Executive and Chief Medical Officer

Timing

  • Group to be convened no later than Oct 2006.

Working group 1: Prevention

Remit

  • To monitor and oversee Action Plan activity described in the section on "Prevention".
  • To produce proposals, including prioritised and costed options, for improving Hepatitis C prevention services in Scotland beyond 2008.

Membership and chair

  • To be confirmed by Oct 2006
  • Chair to be selected from membership of APCG

Reports

  • Quarterly to Action Plan Co-ordinating Group

Timing

  • Report and recommendations to be made by December 2007.

Working group 2: Testing, treatment, care and support

Remit

  • To monitor and oversee Action Plan activity described in the sections on "Testing" and "Treatment, Care and Support".
  • To produce proposals, including prioritised and costed options, for improving Hepatitis C testing, treatment, care and support services in Scotland beyond 2008.

Membership and chair

  • To be confirmed by Oct 2006
  • Chair to be selected from membership of APCG

Reports

  • Quarterly to Action Plan Co-ordinating Group

Timing

  • Report and recommendations to be made by December 2007.

Working group 3: Education, training and awareness-raising

Remit

  • To monitor and oversee Action Plan activity described in the sections on "Education, training and awareness-raising".
  • To make recommendations, including costed options, for improving Hepatitis C education, training and awareness-raising beyond 2008.

Membership and chair

  • NHS Health Scotland (George Howie, chair)
  • NHS Education Scotland
  • Scottish Executive Health Department
  • Scottish Executive Media Communications Department
  • Health Protection Scotland
  • UK Hepatitis C Resource Centre
  • STRADA
  • Scottish Drugs Forum
  • Scottish Association of Alcohol and Drug Action Teams
  • Local Managed Care Networks

Reports

  • Quarterly to Action Plan Co-ordinating Group

Timing

  • Report and recommendations to be made by December 2007.