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4 days 18 hours ago
Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, today visited the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to learn more about local efforts to combat hepatitis C.
5 days 18 hours ago
Baroness Randerson, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health, hears from hepatitis C patients and health professionals about the impact of NHS England’s cap on treatment.
2 weeks 1 day ago
It is with enormous regret that we have to announce the death of one of our Trustees. David Enthoven died on 11th August. He was a wonderful and energetic trustee from the moment he joined the board in February 2010 and was completely committed to the Trust's goal of eliminating hepatitis C in the UK. He was also a truly lovely human being with an amazing career in the music business.  
1 month 21 hours ago
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the First Minister of Scotland, today joined with opposition leaders to pledge her support for World Hepatitis Day, and re-iterated the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling viral hepatitis. In a statement, she said:
1 month 23 hours ago
Today, on World Hepatitis Day, The Hepatitis C Trust has announced the re-establishment of the Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions group. Co-ordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust, the group is made up of a cross-party selection of MSPs and has the aim of ensuring that hepatitis C stays firmly on the political agenda in Scotland. By working together with The Hepatitis C Trust, the Champions will ensure that the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Scotland are represented in the Scottish Parliament.
1 month 2 weeks ago
The Hepatitis C Trust welcomes the reforms to the infected blood support scheme, which were announced yesterday by the Prime Minister following a Government consultation on its proposals earlier this year. 
2 months 2 weeks ago
On 28th May, at the 69th World Health Assembly, the UK joined with 193 other countries in adopting the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis 2016 - 2021. This strategy is the first of its kind, and commits all those adopting it to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
3 months 4 days ago
This week, the UK will join 193 countries to change the course of history for viral hepatitis. At the 69th World Health Assembly, taking place from 23-28 May 2016, governments will decide to adopt or reject the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis, 2016 – 2021, which sets a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis B and C by 2030.
3 months 1 week ago
The Hepatitis C Trust wrote to NHS England to ask it to reconsider its decision to limit the number of people with hepatitis C who are allowed access to new NICE approved drugs that cure the disease. On Monday 16th May, 2016  NHS England replied with a response that The Hepatitis C Trust did not find satisfactory. With great regret it now has to consider seeking a  judicial review of the decision.
3 months 2 weeks ago
The Contaminated Blood Campaign recently met with Emma Jones, a solicitor at Leigh Day and barristers to talk about a “back payment” damages claim for members of the contaminated community who have hepatitis C. The claim would be on the basis that their symptoms may fall within the definition of disabled according to the Equality Act and that in the past they have been treated differently to other members of the community who contracted a different virus, namely HIV.

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