Scotland’s Hepatitis Worker’s Forum

24th May 2019 / 11.00-15.00
SDF Offices, 91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN

Do you work with people who are affected by hepatitis C in Scotland?

Are you looking to develop within your role and to meet others who are at the face of hepatitis support, research and policy to discuss best practice?

Then please attend Scotland’s Hepatitis Workers Forum hosted by Hepatitis Scotland at the Scottish Drugs Forum offices in Glasgow on the 24th of May.

This meeting’s themes centres around increasing patient involvement, partnership working and utilising existing resouces.

Guest Speakers at this event include:

  • Emma Walker, MCN Programme Lead, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Jardine Simpson, CEO, The Scottish Recovery Consortium
  • Jim Clark, Peer Worker, The Hep C Trust Forth Valley

There is no cost involved and free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing



11:00 am – Welcome, Introductions teas/coffees & previous Minutes

11.10 am – Anybody new in post or local news they want to share to group

11:20 am – Emma walker – the benefits of patient involvement (Voices forums) MCN View

11:45 am – Peer based approach Forth valley – Jim Clark Hep C trust personal story and new post

12:10 pm – Lunch

12.50 pm – Scottish recovery consortium Hep C and recovery communities

13.20pm – Christine Graham/Louise Fife Community involvement events

13: 40pm – National… Billy Hamilton Ayrshire/ Lanarkshire events/ consultations

13.55pm – Comfort break

2.05pm – Petra and Billy:

Discussion: are there ideas of how voices forums could be incorporated in to existing groups or forums each area can be different whilst retaining the link to the MCNs. Hepatitis can affect all areas of life. How can we utilize what we have and bring in a voices forum to services.

Discussion: How do we feel the MCNs and ADPs could assist more in patient involvement for example health fayre events?

Discussion:  More strategic planning and joint working for voices forums/patient involvement nationally using our joint resources Hepatitis Scotland the Hep C trust Waverley care SRC/ recovery communities

14:55 – Wrap up – actions to take forward, including date of next meeting