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The Welsh Government has published its written response to the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's June 2019 report, ‘Hepatitis C: Progress towards achieving elimination in Wales'. The report followed a January 2019 inquiry, which The Hepatitis C Trust provided oral and
1 month 15 hours ago
The Scottish Government’s long-awaited hepatitis C strategy, written in partnership with Health Protection Scotland, was published on 31st July 2019.
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Today, the Scottish Government announced plans to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland six years ahead of the World Health Organisation’s target of 2030, which it signed up to three years ago. This commitment follows recent data published by Health Protection Scotland which shows that treatment targets for hepatitis C are being exceeded. Scotland treated 609 more people than its goal of 2,000 last year, though with targets set to increase to 2,500 people treated in 2019/20 and to 3,000 people treated annually from 2020/21 onwards, this increase will need to continue.
1 month 3 weeks ago
Ahead of World Hepatitis Day on Sunday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan today visited The Hepatitis C Trust and King’s College NHS Foundation Trust’s testing van at the Manna Day Centre in Bermondsey.
1 month 3 weeks ago
Another member of our team attended the hearing today for the first time. At the time of writing the online links to watch proceedings were still not up yet, but you can read the full testimonies here. Michael and Monica 
1 month 3 weeks ago
Political leaders from Scotland have spoken out to reaffirm their commitment to eliminating hepatitis C for World Hepatitis Day on the 28th July 2019. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus infecting around 21,000 people in Scotland, of whom half are unaware they have the infection. People can live with hepatitis C for decades without symptoms, but untreated cases can cause fatal cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis C is the third most common cause of liver disease, one of the five ‘big killers’ in the UK and the only one where mortality is rising.
1 month 3 weeks ago
Political leaders from Wales have spoken out to reaffirm their commitment to eliminating hepatitis C for World Hepatitis Day on the 28th July 2019. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus infecting around 12,000 people in Wales, of whom half are unaware they have the infection. People can live with hepatitis C for decades without symptoms, but untreated cases can cause fatal cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis C is the third most common cause of liver disease, one of the five ‘big killers’ in the UK and the only one where mortality is rising. 
1 month 3 weeks ago
Political leaders from Scotland and Wales have spoken out to reaffirm their commitment to eliminating hepatitis C for World Hepatitis Day on the 28th July 2019. Their full statements can be found below.   First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am proud that Scotland is recognised as a world leader in combatting hepatitis C and I am determined to maintain this position. World Hepatitis Day is an important opportunity to restate the Scottish Government’s commitment to treating people living with hepatitis C and to eliminating the virus.
1 month 3 weeks ago
As always, we are struck by the supportive and open atmosphere amongst all those taking part, those supporting them and all those who are working with those directly affected, including the Inquiry team, the Red Cross, the solicitors and others.  
1 month 3 weeks ago
Health Protection Scotland this week released a surveillance report on hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment in Scotland, which revealed that diagnosis rates are at their lowest level since 1996, 22% down on 2015 levels. This is despite testing rates remaining broadly consistent with recent years, suggesting more needs to be done to test in alternative locations and among different members of the population.

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