APPG on Liver Health launches hepatitis C elimination inquiry

In May 2016, the UK Government joined 193 other member states at the 69th World Health Assembly in committing to eliminate viral hepatitis C globally by 2030. There has been a rise in the number of people accessing treatment for hepatitis C in England in recent years, but further increases in testing, diagnosis, referral and treatment will be required in order to achieve elimination by 2030.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Liver Health, for which The Hepatitis C Trust provides the secretariat, is launching an inquiry that seeks to support efforts towards hepatitis C elimination.

As well as staging oral evidence sessions, the APPG is calling for written evidence from individuals and organisations to contribute their perspectives on how the elimination of hepatitis C can be achieved in England. On the basis of this evidence, a ‘blueprint for elimination’ will be produced, setting out some of the practical steps that can be taken to ensure a hepatitis C-free England.

The deadline for submissions is 27th October. Further guidance on how to submit written evidence can be found here. 

A limited number of audience places are also available for three oral evidence sessions taking place in October. Please contact aidan.rylatt@hepctrust.org.uk to secure your place. Please note these are observer places only.