In recognition of the exceptionally high prevalence of blood borne viruses (BBVs), in particular hepatitis C, amongst people in prisonsi and previously very low rates of testingii, in October 2013 Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) agreed to introduce opt-out testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV across the prison estate by 2016/17.
The guidance, ‘Hepatitis C prevention, diagnosis and treatment in prisons in England’ is a downloadable word document to enable prison healthcare teams and commissioners to use and adapt relevant segments when developing or improving their hepatitis C pathway.
Order form for posters and leaflets from The Hepatitis C Trust
An assortment of postcards from our 'Whot Not to Share' Campaign, available to order.
According to recent estimates, more than 185 million people around the world have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), of whom 350 000 die each year. 
This report documents the findings from an audit of NHS commissioners in primary care trusts (PCTs) and local authorities. It reveals the scale of the task if outcomes are to be improved. In researching this report, we sent Freedom of Information Act requests to NHS commissioners and local authorities to obtain information about the quality of services available for the prevention, testing, treatment and care for hepatitis C.