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1 year 1 month ago
Since we began in 2004 we've answered more than 50,000 calls and emails from people concerned about, wanting support with, or just interested in hepatitis C. We are now looking at how we can develop and improve this service so that it keeps meeting people's needs in future years and have launched a survey for people to share their experiences of the helpline.
1 year 1 month ago
Spring European Testing Week, taking place on the 14 - 21 May 2021, aims to focus efforts to make testing more accessible and communicate the benefits of earlier testing for hepatitis C and HIV to reduce late diagnosis. This year’s testing week is a chance to refocus hepatitis C testing efforts after a year in which testing was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, notwithstanding the best efforts of services.
1 year 2 months ago
This week, the Senedd’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published its report into health services in Welsh prisons. The Hepatitis C Trust’s written evidence to the Committee was referenced in the report.
1 year 2 months ago
NHS England has announced the launch of a new Multidisciplinary Operational Delivery Network (ODN) to treat children and young people with hepatitis C (HCV) in England. 
1 year 3 months ago
Paymaster General Penny Mordaunt today made an announcement on behalf of the UK Government on support for those infected and affected by infected blood. The statement addresses parity of financial support, the commitment to considering a compensation framework, and enhancements to the psychological support for the victims of the Infected Blood tragedy. Parity of financial support
1 year 3 months ago
Last week, the Scottish Parliament held a debate on deaths and harms related to drug use. The Holyrood debate was led by Minister for Drugs Policy Angela Constance, who emphasised the importance of hearing from people with lived experience when tackling drug-related harms: “We need to be informed by those who have the greatest understanding and greatest experience in everything we do.”
1 year 3 months ago
Plans are being drawn up by government ministers to award compensation to people who received infected blood, according to a report in The Sunday Times.  
1 year 3 months ago
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health last week (9th March) held a meeting considering harm reduction, drug policy and hepatitis C, organised by The Hepatitis C Trust as the group's secretariat. 
1 year 4 months ago
Public Health England’s (PHE) annual report exploring infections and injecting behaviours among people who inject drugs in the UK was published recently. The report is informed by the Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring (UAM) Survey of people who inject drugs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative (NESI) in Scotland, among other sources. Moderate reduction in hepatitis C prevalence
1 year 5 months ago
In recent weeks, two reports have been published evaluating hepatitis C interventions targeted at homeless populations in England during the Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the Government instructed English local authorities to move everyone sleeping rough and in communal shelters into a safe place to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and prevent transmission.

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