Blood Borne Virus Screening within Primary Care Pilot
This pilot implemented across selected Leeds general practices sought to introduce HIV, Hepatitis B and C (HBV/HCV) screening into new patient registration. The Sexual Health Team in Leeds City Council was successful in their bid to obtain funding from the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Public Health England (PHE) to implement HIV screening in practices with estimated high HIV prevalence. This funding was supplemented by the three Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in order to include HBV/HCV, enabling it to be reframed as a Blood-Borne Virus (BBV) screening pilot. The pilot was launched on 20th November 2015. This evaluation takes a whole systems approach to assess how screening was implemented, how it progressed and assess outcomes in the first 12 months.