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8 months 4 days ago
In this interview, the fifth of our #PeerSupportMeans series, Julia Sheehan, Women's Prison Peer Coordinator, talks about her experiences of hepatitis C and the value of peer support.  How did you get involved in working with the Trust as a prison peer coordinator?
8 months 2 weeks ago
All at The Hepatitis C Trust are horrified to hear the news about Sir David Amess. We worked closely with Sir David over many years through the APPG on Liver Health, which he always chaired in his signature courteous and gregarious style. Sir David was a powerful advocate for hepatitis C patients in Parliament. His closing words from a debate on hepatitis C in June 2018 below are testament to the man - generous and optimistic. Our thoughts are with Sir David's loved ones.
9 months 5 days ago
  Following a consultation held over the summer, Sir Robert Francis has set out the proposed Terms of Reference for the study he will lead to assess how compensation should be awarded to people given infected blood. Thousands of people contracted hepatitis C and/or HIV through NHS blood or blood products before these began being screened in the early 1990s.  
9 months 6 days ago
In this interview, the fourth of our #PeerSupportMeans series, Zoe Yates, Peer Coordinator for the Sussex area, talks about her experiences of hepatitis C and the value of peer support.  What did you do before joining The Hepatitis C Trust? 
9 months 2 weeks ago
An investigation by the Pharmaceutical Journal has found that less than one in ten pharmacies in England have registered to deliver the new Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service in its first year.
10 months 12 hours ago
In this interview, the third of our #PeerSupportMeans series, Lee Devereux, who has been manager of the South Region Prisons team since 2019, talks about the importance of peer support in the criminal justice system. What was your role before you started working with The Hepatitis C Trust?
10 months 1 week ago
Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has announced new payments to beneficiaries of the Northern Ireland Infected Blood Payment Scheme.
10 months 3 weeks ago
Last week, the Scottish Government published its recovery plan for sexual health and blood-borne virus (SHBBV) services, including hepatitis C services. The plan recognises the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on services and the people who use them and sets out a series of recommendations to re-establish SHBBV services across Scotland.
11 months 5 days ago
As we previously reported, the 27th July was a difficult, prickly and unproductive first day of questioning, the majority of which was taken up with Lord Clarke getting frustrated and irritated about the “point” of the questions he felt were unnecessarily being directed to him: “I was never the minister directly responsible for blood products … I was never asked to take a decision on blood products … I never intervened to take a decision on
11 months 1 week ago
Archie with former Public Health Minister Steve Brine.  Archie Christian is the National Training and Volunteer Manager at The Hepatitis C Trust. In this blog for our #PeerSupportMeans series, Archie talks about his work training volunteers to act as peers to dispel the stigma around hepatitis C and support others to get tested and treated. What is your current role within The Hepatitis C Trust?