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1 day 15 hours ago
Tomorrow's episode of Holby City, the long-running hospital-based TV series, will introduce a new storyline based around hepatitis C. The episode will air at 8pm on Tuesday 24th April on BBC One and the hepatitis C storyline will continue in future episodes. The episode will also be able to be viewed on the BBC iPlayer website from 9pm tomorrow.
5 days 17 hours ago
The Board of Trustees of The Hepatitis C Trust has announced that Charles Gore, one of the founders of the Trust, will step down from his role as CEO to take up the role of Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool Foundation in Geneva. The Board want to thank Charles for his leadership over the last 17 years which culminated in 2016 with the United Kingdom commiting to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030 and a commitment by NHS England in January this year to agree a deal with the pharmaceutical industry that will allow elimination by 2025.
1 week 5 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust's Chief Executive Charles Gore this week took part in the latest in healthcare website Treated.com's 'Q&A with an expert' series of blogs. Each Q&A sees an expert provide an overview of a medical condition, including information on things such as who is most likely to be affected by the condition, treatment options and how to access support.
3 weeks 16 hours ago
On Thursday 3rd May 2018, there are elections in 150 local authority areas in England. 
1 month 5 days ago
England currently has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to eliminate a major public health threat if a national elimination strategy can be agreed, according to the report of an inquiry conducted by a cross-party group of MPs and peers out today.
1 month 3 weeks ago
The World Hepatitis Alliance has launched a global survey with the aim of gathering views on the barriers to hepatitis B and C diagnosis in countries across the world. The survey is part of the World Hepatitis Alliances's programme to find the 'missing millions', with 300 million people living with viral hepatitis unaware of their status. It is aimed at anyone with experience of hepatitis, including people living with viral hepatitis, people working in civil society, healthcare workers and policy makers. The survey can be completed here. 
2 months 2 weeks ago
The Government has today announced the Chair of the contaminated blood inquiry as Sir Brian Langstaff, a High Court Judge. The announcement, made via a Written Ministerial Statement, reveals that the inquiry will be established under the 2005 Inquiries Act, with full powers, including the power to compel the production of documents, and to summon witnesses to give evidence on oath.
2 months 3 weeks ago
  NHS leaders yesterday announced that they will be working with the pharmaceutical industry to strike a deal providing best value for money for hepatitis C treatments. The NHS hopes the deal will allow it to commit to eliminating Hepatitis C in England at least five years earlier than the World Health Organisation goal of 2030.
3 months 17 hours ago
Co-ordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust, the Scottish Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions are a cross-party selection of MSPs with a shared goal of ensuring that hepatitis C stays firmly on the political agenda in Scotland. By working together with The Hepatitis C Trust, the Champions ensure that the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Scotland are represented in the Scottish Parliament.
3 months 1 week ago
Over the last few years, The Hepatitis C Trust has heard of many hepatitis C support groups around the UK closing down. During the last 6 months in particular, we have also seen attendance at our groups decline greatly. Whilst this is positive and reflects that with the advent of new treatments many people are  finding their journey with hepatitis C much easier to navigate and manage, it is also with a mixture of sadness that - after 13 years of running a wide variety of different groups here at The Trust - we have taken the decision to close ours, at least for the near future.

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