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4 months 2 weeks ago
This was the second day of the last round of infected/affected witnesses' oral statements and different members of staff from the Trust will be attending as many of the hearings as we can, to offer our support and continue to learn from people’s experiences.  Today was a very powerful day with testimony from people infected and affected by hepatitis C and HIV as a result of blood products specifically for bleeding disorders.
4 months 3 weeks ago
Public Health England has responded to the Infected Blood Inquiry Chair Sir Brian Langstaff's recent letter expressing disappointment at the lack of focus on hepatitis C patients infected through blood transfusions in this year's Hepatitis C in England report. 
4 months 4 weeks ago
NHS England yesterday announced an end to the ban on re-treating people who have already been treated for hepatitis C if they go on to get re-infected.
5 months 1 week ago
Sir Brian Langstaff, the Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry, has written to Public Health England expressing disappointment at the lack of attention paid to hepatitis C infection through blood transfusions in this year's Hepatitis C in England report.  Sir Brian's letter states that the report focuses on the risks associated with drug use at the expense of other transmission routes, such as blood transfusions. 
5 months 4 weeks ago
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
6 months 1 week ago
The Scottish Government’s long-awaited hepatitis C strategy, written in partnership with Health Protection Scotland, was published on 31st July 2019.
6 months 4 weeks ago
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.
7 months 4 days 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.
7 months 4 days 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 
7 months 4 days 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.