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I-COPTIC: Implementation of community pharmacy-based testing for hepatitis C: Delphi consensus protocol

I-COPTIC: Implementation of community pharmacy-based testing for hepatitis C: Delphi consensus protocol
I-COPTIC: Implementation of community pharmacy-based testing for hepatitis C: Delphi consensus protocol
Objective: the World Health Organisation aims to eliminate Hepatitis C (HCV) by 2030. To achieve this, targeted testing needs to be widely available. Studies have demonstrated that community pharmacies can deliver effective targeted testing for HCV and the National Health Service in England has commissioned a national service. However, a recent survey of HCV operational delivery networks has shown limited uptake of this service. The objective of this protocol is to guide the formation of a consensus statement to facilitate the widespread implementation of community pharmacy-based targeted testing for HCV.

Method: we will use a modified Delphi method. A purposive selection of panel participants will be identified and recruited from a national survey and via chain-referral sampling. The main inclusion criteria for selection is direct involvement in the implementation of an HCV testing service in pharmacies. We aim for a heterogenous group, encompassing all aspects of the testing service. We will conduct a three round Delphi. The first round will consist of open questions which will be qualitatively analysed using thematic analysis with a framework method based on the WHO Health Systems Framework. This analysis will generate statements, that will be sent to the participants in the second round. A third round will be used where consensus is not reached.

Conclusions: the findings from this Delphi consensus study will facilitate the widespread implementation of targeted testing for HCV in community pharmacies.
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The I-COPTIC Collaboration
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Reid, Leila
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Smith, Stuart
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Crockford, Deborah
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El Sharkawy, Ahmed M
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Mcpherson, Stuart
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Parkes, Julie
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Cook, Charlotte, Reid, Leila and Smith, Stuart , The I-COPTIC Collaboration (2022) I-COPTIC: Implementation of community pharmacy-based testing for hepatitis C: Delphi consensus protocol. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. (doi:10.1093/ijpp/riac064).

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Abstract

Objective: the World Health Organisation aims to eliminate Hepatitis C (HCV) by 2030. To achieve this, targeted testing needs to be widely available. Studies have demonstrated that community pharmacies can deliver effective targeted testing for HCV and the National Health Service in England has commissioned a national service. However, a recent survey of HCV operational delivery networks has shown limited uptake of this service. The objective of this protocol is to guide the formation of a consensus statement to facilitate the widespread implementation of community pharmacy-based targeted testing for HCV.

Method: we will use a modified Delphi method. A purposive selection of panel participants will be identified and recruited from a national survey and via chain-referral sampling. The main inclusion criteria for selection is direct involvement in the implementation of an HCV testing service in pharmacies. We aim for a heterogenous group, encompassing all aspects of the testing service. We will conduct a three round Delphi. The first round will consist of open questions which will be qualitatively analysed using thematic analysis with a framework method based on the WHO Health Systems Framework. This analysis will generate statements, that will be sent to the participants in the second round. A third round will be used where consensus is not reached.

Conclusions: the findings from this Delphi consensus study will facilitate the widespread implementation of targeted testing for HCV in community pharmacies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 July 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 August 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 472695
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/472695
ISSN: 0961-7671
PURE UUID: f881a418-c321-4c23-96f6-ec077205bd5b
ORCID for Salim I Khakoo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4057-9091
ORCID for Julie Parkes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6490-395X
ORCID for Ryan M Buchanan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0850-5575

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Date deposited: 14 Dec 2022 17:50
Last modified: 10 May 2023 01:37

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Contributors

Author: Charlotte Cook
Author: Leila Reid
Author: Stuart Smith
Author: Deborah Crockford
Author: Ahmed M El Sharkawy
Author: Stuart Mcpherson
Author: Mark Wright
Author: Andrew Radley
Author: Hassan Malik
Author: Sandie Keall
Author: Janet Catt
Author: Sital Shah
Author: Helen Hampton
Author: Julia Powell
Author: Danny Morris
Author: Helen Boothman
Author: Salim I Khakoo ORCID iD
Author: Julie Parkes ORCID iD
Author: Ryan M Buchanan ORCID iD
Corporate Author: The I-COPTIC Collaboration

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