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



Griesbach D, Abdulrahim D, Gordon D and Dowell K (2006) Needle exchange provision in Scotland: A report of the national needle exchange survey. Scottish Executive Substance Misuse Research Team. Available from: http://www.drugmisuse.isdscotland.org/smrt/smrt.htm .

Health Protection Agency ( HPA), Health Protection Scotland, National Public Health Service for Wales, CDSC Northern Ireland, CRDHB and UASSG (2005) Shooting Up: Infections among injecting drug users in the United Kingdom 2004. Health Protection Agency, October 2005. Available from: www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/injectingdrugusers/Shooting_Up_2004_data.pdf.

Hutchinson S, Bird S and Goldberg D (2005) Modelling the current and future disease burden of Hepatitis C among injecting drug users in Scotland. Hepatology, 42: 711-723.

Hutchinson S, Roy K, Wadd S, Bird S, Taylor A, Anderson E, Shaw L, Codere G and Goldberg D (2006) Hepatitis C virus infection in Scotland: Epidemiological review and public health challenges. Scottish Medical Journal, 51: 8-15.

Roy K, Hutchinson S, Wadd S, Taylor A, Cameron S, Burns S, Molyneaux P, MacIntyre P and Goldberg D (in press) Hepatitis C virus infection among injecting drug users in Scotland: a review of the prevalence and incidence data and the methods used to generate them. Epidemiology and Infection.

Taylor A, Allen E, Hutchinson S, Roy K, Goldberg D, Ahmed S and Roberts K (2005) Evaluation of the Lord Advocates Guidance on the distribution of sterile needles and syringes to injecting drug users. Scottish Executive Effective Interventions Unit. Available from: http://www.drugmisuse.isdscotland.org/eiu/pubs/eiu_097.htm.

Taylor A, Fleming A, Rutherford J, Goldberg D (2004) Examining the Injecting Practices of Injecting Drug Users in Scotland. Scottish Executive Effective Interventions Unit. Available from: http://www.drugmisuse.isdscotland.org/eiu/pubs/eiu_060.htm.