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5 months 3 weeks ago
Public Health England (PHE) last week published its annual “Hepatitis C in England” report, a key national monitoring document. The 2020 update shows good progress towards the elimination goals, particularly on diagnosis and reducing HCV-related deaths, and testifies to the relentless enthusiasm and determination of staff working in services. However, more must be done to reduce new infection rates and make improvements in harm reduction provision so that these gains are maintained.
5 months 4 weeks ago
Last week the Government updated its list of people who required “shielding”, an intervention for people particularly vulnerable to the harmful impacts of Covid-19. The Government now recommends that certain groups no longer need to be shielded, including people with liver disease, certain patients who have had a liver transplant, and people who have decompensated cirrhosis.
6 months 3 weeks ago
The coronavirus lockdown has meant our prison team have been unable to go into prisons to support hepatitis C testing and treatment as usual. Despite this Lee Devereux, our Prison Peer Coordinator for the South West, has still been busy offering support to residents and the volunteer peers who support our work.
7 months 2 weeks ago
  Because of COVID-19, we’re adapting the way we work to support people with or at risk of hepatitis C. This includes delivering medication to reduce the number of people going into pharmacies and hospitals, especially where people may have other underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe illness.
7 months 3 weeks ago
Sam and Susan run our helpline for anyone who needs help or has concerns about any issues relating to hepatitis C, by providing information and support by phone, social mediaand email.
8 months 2 days ago
This is an exceptionally difficult time and we are here to support you. COVID-19 is the biggest challenge our NHS has faced and it is already having a huge impact across  our society. During this crisis we are determined to ensure anyone affected by hepatitis C receives the care and support they need. For those who have started on hepatitis C treatment we are working with hospitals and clinics across the country to deliver medication and providesupport.
8 months 1 week ago
Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional payments for people affected by contaminated blood. The payments range from around £3,000 to £6,700 and will be made to those people on the Northern Ireland Infected Blood Payment Scheme who were diagnosed with Hepatitis C or HIV after receiving NHS-supplied infected blood. Previously, those people impacted by infected blood in Northern Ireland have received considerably less financial support than those in other nations of the UK.
8 months 3 weeks ago
It’s your last chance to bid for artwork in Art on a Postcard’s latest auction, all of the proceeds from which will go to funding The Hepatitis C Trust’s women’s prisons team, who work to eliminate hepatitis C in all women’s prisons. The auction, run as part of International Women’s Day celebrations, starts biddings from £50 and will close tomorrow. There is a huge variety of original artworks up for auction by leading artists such as Catherine Opie, Mali Morris RA, Vanessa Jackson RA, Caroline Coon, Anne Tallentire.
8 months 4 weeks ago
We have been receiving queries on our helpline from people who have, or have had hepatitis C and who are concerned about the risks of coronavirus (Covid-19). We would like to reassure people that there is no specific guidance and/or additional steps that need to be taken, aside from the guidance that has been provided already to the general public – you can read the latest information and updates about Covid-19 here.
9 months 1 day ago
Today the expert panel on the psychosocial impact for those that received infected blood and blood products gave evidence and elaborated on the findings they had made in their report.  They provided a highly detailed and thorough account of all the potential areas where people infected and their partners and families have been affected in this way, whether it was how their diagnosis was handled, how information about their illness was conveyed, dealing with bereavement and many more.

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