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1 day 15 hours ago
Westminster and Holyrood have separately announced additional funding for drug services over the last few weeks.
2 days 21 hours ago
On 14th December, Public Health England published their annual 'Hepatitis C in the UK' report.
2 months 1 week ago
Birmingham Haemophilia Centre Overview and Professor Ian Franklin, Director of Queen Elizabeth Haemophilia Centre   Birmingham Haemophilia Centre QC Jenni Richards started the day with an overview of the provision of haemophilia treatments at the Birmingham Haemophilia Centre, which included both the Children’s Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 
2 months 4 weeks ago
People with underlying health conditions are being urged to get a flu vaccine this winter to protect their health. With flu and coronavirus (Covid-19) both in circulation it is particularly important people with long term conditions including hepatitis C get vaccinated this year. Those who have experiened liver damage are more likely to experience serious complications from flu. In addition, research shows that if you contract both flu and Covid-19 at the same time you may be more seriously ill.
2 months 4 weeks ago
This week the Trust attended for the hearings with Professor Christine Lee, who in addition to other roles at other hospitals, was initially a Senior Research Registrar, a Consultant Haematologist and then later a Director, at the Royal Free’s Haemophilia Centre in London, between 1983 and 2005. Haemophilia Clinicians Hearings
3 months 2 weeks ago
Public Health England has published its annual report monitoring blood-borne virus infection and injecting habits among people who inject drugs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The report is based on the Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring (UAM) Survey of people who inject drugs and explores trends from 2010 to 2019.
3 months 2 weeks ago
'In Cold Blood' aired on ITV on Sunday 27th September.  This documentary reported on how people with haemophilia were infected with hepatitis C and HIV through the blood products used to treat them.
3 months 2 weeks ago
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice have been jointly awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their work on the hepatitis C virus in the 1970s-90s.
3 months 3 weeks ago
Staff from the Hepatitis C Trust have attended many of the witness hearings since the Infected Blood Inquiry started and have watched many more online.  No one could listen to any of the witness’s testimonies and remain unmoved or objective.  So many different people, all of them reporting a catalogue of mismanagement, clinical errors, medical negligence, ignorance and erroneous reporting.
4 months 17 hours ago
This week, the Labour Campaign for Drug Policy Reform (LCDPR) published a report on tackling drug-related harm. As the most common infection among people who inject drugs, hepatitis C is a major driver of health harms and inequalities in the UK. Following over a year of research and interviews with more than 700 people, the LCDPR recommended the following: