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Team of the Year Award - ARC Hounslow

Team of the Year Award - ARC Hounslow, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

The Addiction Recovery Community (ARC) Hounslow team, led by addiction nurse practitioner, Eugenia Moyo-Hlahla, have reduced health inequalities and stigma by improving access to hepatitis C testing and treatment for marginalised populations in the trust’s areas.

Patients who attend ARC clinics can access personalised healthcare and groundbreaking hepatitis C treatments. The team worked to achieve micro-elimination of the virus in Hounslow, in line with NHS England’s 2023 target for Hepatitis C cases – and achieved this goal two years early.

The team’s innovative approach includes incentives to attend testing events and testing on prescription collection days to reduce non-attendance.

They also worked with local rangers to increase access to treatments and reduce drug injecting in local parks.