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5 days 15 hours ago
The Hepatitis C Trust is today launching a new report on hepatitis C in Wales that urges the Welsh Government to take the lead in eliminating hepatitis C; a potentially fatal blood-borne virus that affects an estimated 12,000 – 14,000 people in Wales but that is undiagnosed in around half of all people infected.
1 week 1 day ago
The court has refused permission for the judicial review we have sought on NHS England’s decision to restrict access to hepatitis C treatment to be heard. The Hepatitis C Trust after careful consideration has decided not to challenge this decision. We believe those living with hepatitis C will now be better served by the Trust if it campaigns for access to these treatments outside of the courts.
1 week 2 days ago
Art on a Postcard has returned for their second year at Moniker Art Fair to fundraise for The Hepatitis C Trust. Hugely popular, they were the  official charity of the fair. The Guaranteed Postcard Lottery sold out quickly, a ticket that for only £50 offered a chance to win original, signed artworks by world renowned artists such as Harland Miller, Peter Blake, Ally McIntyre Brad Downey, Zsofia Schweger, Inkie, Eelus, Pure Evil and Rugman.
2 weeks 1 day ago
The Welsh Government has annouced as an interim measure that payments related to contaminated blood, will for the remainder of the 2016-17 financial year will be at the same levels as England. You can read more here.      
2 weeks 4 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard is back for its second year at Moniker  The Postcard Lottery was a huge hit at last year’s Moniker Art Fair and sold out before the end. The lottery gives you the chance to own an original artwork by one of the many world renowned artists involved. By purchasing a £50 lottery ticket you are guaranteed to win a postcard size work of art from the likes of Harland Miller, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake, Ally McIntyre Brad Downey, Zsofia Schweger, Inkie, Eelus, Pure Evil and Rugman.
2 weeks 5 days ago
Gilead’s pan-genotypic treatment Epclusa, which is a combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir has taken a step forward through The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approval process. NICE have published an appraisal consultation which indicates that the treatment may be approved as cost effective. There are many more hurdles for it to cross before it could be made available within the NHS.
4 weeks 1 day ago
Art on a Postcard are offering two exceptional chances to win a customised car bonnet by Jake and Dinos Chapman or Bob and Roberta Smith. Five hundred £25 lottery tickets will be made available for the chance to own one of these unique works of art, giving the lottery ticket holders a one in two hundred and fifty chance of owning artwork by major British contemporary artist. All money raised is in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust. Your order number will act as your lottery ticket number so keep it safe. Buying more than one ticket will increase your chances of winning.
1 month 1 week ago
Today, charities and patient organisations including The Hepatitis C Trust have joined forces for a display of unity, in response to the ‘divisive’ communications from NHS England over which specialised treatments it will fund. In a letter published today in The Times, leaders representing patients with rare or complex conditions, said: “Over recent weeks, we have been alarmed by the ‘divide and rule’ tactics used by NHS England when communicating which new treatments it will make available to patients.
1 month 2 weeks ago
A new survey exploring the experiences of people living with hepatitis C is being conducted between September and October 2016. Conducted by MHP Communications in collaboration with The Hepatitis C Trust and the pharmaceutical company MSD (Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA in the United States and Canada), the survey looks to better understand the current barriers and challenges faced by people living with hepatitis C in the UK, and ascertain their views on the care and support they have received.
1 month 2 weeks ago
Following the publication of the Penrose Inquiry report on March 25th 2015, the Scottish Government established a working group to look into how to implement the Inquiry’s recommendation that the Scottish Government “takes all reasonable steps to offer an HCV test to everyone in Scotland who had a blood transfusion before September 1991 and who has not been tested for HCV.” The working group has now published its report, which has recommended that: