Eastern Liver Network Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C antibody testing elimination initiative


Please watch our Welcome video from our Lead Pharmacist

Launch Webinar video from 2nd March 2021

Initiative Paperwork

2. ELN Community Pharmacy consent

3. Patient pathway for Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C antibody testing elimination initiative

The Service Specification is available via the NHS England website

Ordering testing kits

Kits can be ordered from the following suppliers:

Matrix Diagnostics

4. MATLFOR018 V20 – Laboratory Customer Set Up Form and SLA[7]

5. Matrix Diagnostics Order Instructions


Contact alexis.moss@mckesson for further information

Training videos

NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a training video for hepatitis C antibody testing in community pharmacy which is hosted by CPPE

Matrix Diagnostics have produced a training video and guide on how to use the antibody testing kits.

Blood borne virus testing specialists

Our partners

The Hepatitis C Trust

We are working with the Hepatitis C Trust to promote the Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C antibody testing elimination initiative. Further information on the Hepatitis C Trust is available on their website.

The Hepatitis C trust have produced a booklet specifically for the initiative to support patients

7. HepC_pocket-final_Pharmacy

The Drug and Alcohol Services in our region are:

Change, Grow, Live (CGL)

Turning Point

Essex STaRS

Path 2 Recovery

The Neighbouring ODNs to our Network are:

  • Bedfordshire: Thames Valley ODN (Oxford)
    • Hcv-tv.mdt@nhs.net
  • Hertfordshire: North Central London (Royal Free)
    • douglasmacdonald@nhs.net
  • Essex: Barts

This includes Queens Hospital, Romford

  • Northamptonshire: Leicester
    • HepCODN@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
  • Lincolnshire: Nottingham
    • nottinghamhepatology@nhs.net