Successful implementation of the scale-up plan for hepatitis C testing and treatment is dependent on sustained commitment from both correctional and health care staff, as well as cohesion between the key stakeholders, particularly including correctional and health service authorities.

Whilst the priorities and considerations for correctional authorities and health services vary, each should resolve requirements for workforce, other resources, data collection and information systems, communication, education, and special considerations, to ensure effective implementation.

Please refer to the Implementation Checklist on the Resources page for a summary of the issues which should be considered when implementing scale-up.

Lesson learnt:

The SToP-C program was successfully implemented sequentially in four correctional centres in New South Wales, Australia. A continuing improvement approach was adopted with successful initiatives from one centre then commenced in other centres (e.g employment of a dedicated correctional officer to support testing and treatment scale-up).