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Peer to peer hep C roadshow commended at care quality awards

A hepatitis C roadshow which used peer to peer to support to help raise awareness of the virus amongst hard to reach groups has been praised at a recent awards ceremony.

The CRI in Hampshire and The Hepatitis C Trust have together been commended for their collaboration at the very first Quality in Care (QiC) awards in the 'Best Patient Support Programme' category.

The roadshow toured Hampshire back in February offering testing at many of the county's drug or substance misuse services.

From The Trust, outreach officer Jim Conneely carried out the testing in the testing van working alongside the peer-to-peer team at CRI Hampshire

The judges said:“This is a good example of multi-agency collaboration. Using patients to raise awareness with hard to reach groups is commendable – peer-to-peer support is clearly working well."

Louise Hansford P2P coordinator says “I’m very proud of our peer-to-peer team, they have invested so much into the project and this award encompasses all that we do and recognises their contributions to clients with hepatitis C.”

The awards were presented at the BASL conference in Gateshead on Tuesday September 16, 2014.

Hampshire roadshow team