The project team and aims

Welcome. This is HIT Sheffield, your access to Hepatitis Information and Testing in Sheffield.

"HIT Sheffield offers Hepatitis screening for your community, we are available to talk and test at special events within community centres and health centres. Check here to see our future events."

The team at a test screening   The Team at a test screening


Hepatitis Information and Testing in Sheffield (HIT Sheffield) is an initiative of the Sheffield Viral Hepatitis Group. The Group includes doctors and nurses from specialties such as Infectious Diseases and Virology, from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, working in partnership with community leaders and volunteers.

Our resources include hitsheffield.org website and videos hosted in vimeo. The languages available include: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Slovak and Urdu.

Our Aims 

To help bridge the gap between the affected communities and vital health care and education.

To support health education by offering information and testing in the community with the help of health educators.

People involved

The leaders of the project work in collaboration with community leaders and general practice nurses.

Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine (Royal Hallamshire Hospital):

Alicia Vedio - Infectious Diseases Doctor (HIT Sheffield lead)
Fran Rayner - Hepatitis Nurse Specialist (HIT Sheffield lead)

Ray Poll - Hepatitis Nurse Consultant
Mike McKendrick - Consultant Doctor and Professor

Department of Virology (Northern General Hospital):

Helena Ellam - Virology Registrar
Goura Kudesia - Consultant Virologist and Professor

Community leaders:

Andrew Wong - Health Program Coordinator Kinhon Chinese Community Centre
Tanyat Basharat - Community Health Manager ShipShape, Sharrow

GP practices involved:

Page Hall Medical Centre - Fir Vale, Sheffield, UK
         Ann Gregory, Practice Nurse

Sheffield Healthy Communities Programme - Providing support and links as part of the Enhanced Public Health Programme

We thank all involved in the development of this project with special mention:
Website, Branding and Logo Designed and Developed by Mari at Rojo Design
Videos Designed and Produced by Joe Bream
Community volunteers, workers and interpreters: Samia Masood, Jenny Chen, Connie Chapman, Andrew Wong, Huma Jalal, Sharjeel Jalal, Muna Shadli and Michaela Chambers.

Thanks to our funders:

This project was funded by a grant from the Gilead UK and Ireland Fellowship Programme 2011

Gilead UK and Ireland Fellowship Programme

This website (including videos) is a property of HIT Sheffield © 2011 - All rights reserved - Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust.