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11 months 1 week ago
The atmosphere in today’s hearing was tense and nervous from the start, even with Counsel Jenni Richards QC asking straightforward, introductory and general questions of Lord Clarke about his various roles in government, specifically from 1982 – 1985 as Health Minister and later as Health Secretary, from 1988 to 1990. 
11 months 1 week ago
The Hepatitis C Trust’s staff and volunteers will be taking part in activity across the UK tomorrow to make this World Hepatitis Day the biggest yet. As part of the 2021 World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on 28th July every year, The Hepatitis C Trust will be involved in almost 200 events across the country.
11 months 1 week ago
A range of leading UK politicians have partnered with The Hepatitis C Trust to express their support for this year's World Hepatitis Day (28th July). Public Health Minister Jo Churchill, Scottish Public Health Minister Maree Todd and First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford have each reiterated their Governments' commitment to achieving the elimination of hepatitis C, while opposition politicians have highlighted the action needed to ensure elimination is achieved.  The full statements can be read below:
11 months 1 week ago
The Hepatitis C Trust and partners have successfully completed the World Hepatitis Day 2021 ‘round the world’ challenge with time to spare. The challenge was curated by the Trust and involved staff, volunteers and representatives from partner organisations getting physically active in creative ways to collectively make their way around the equivalent difference to the circumference of the Earth. 
11 months 1 week ago
In this interview, the first of a series called #PeerSupportMeans, Samantha May who has managed The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline since it started in 2004, talks about the support that she and her team have been able to give people with hepatitis C over the years. How did you first become involved with The Hepatitis C Trust?
11 months 2 weeks ago
Last week saw the publication of the second part of Professor Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review of Drugs. The report focuses on prevention, treatment and recovery, with the aim of ensuring vulnerable and stigmatised populations with substance misuse issues have access to adequate and appropriate support provision that meets their individual needs.
1 year 5 days ago
Sir Robert Francis QC is asking for feedback on the scope of the Terms of Reference for the infected blood compensation framework study. As an organisation which has supported many people affected by infected blood The Hepatitis C Trust plans to respond to this proposed scope. The Hepatitis C Trust will be holding two online information & feedback sessions looking at the proposed scope with people affected by infected blood. These sessions will allow people to give us their views and help guide our response.
1 year 2 weeks ago
Sir Robert Francis QC was recently appointed by the UK Government to undertake an independent study, looking at options for a framework for compensation for the victims of the infected blood tragedy. He is currently consulting on the suggested terms of reference and scope of the study, in order to determine what the study should cover. 
1 year 1 month ago
On Friday 21st May, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock, as well as senior officials, gave evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry. In this blog, Samantha May, Helpline, Information, and Support Service Manager at The Hepatitis C Trust has described the evidence given and the response.
1 year 1 month ago
Lee Devereux and Simon Edwards from The Hepatitis C Trust's prison peer team and Kat Wolf, Advanced Clinical Specialist - Blood Borne Virus Lead for Hanham Secure Health, write on their recent work supporting a hepatitis C High Intensity Testing and Treatment (HITT) event in HMP Leyhill:

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