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2 years 1 week ago
Don't miss out on a special concert in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust!  30 ukuleles have been painted by luminary artists such as Bill Jacklyn RA, Allen Jones RA, Cathie Pilkington RA, Ramiro Fernandes Saus, PJ Crook, Norman Ackroyd CBE RA and many more. They will be played by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at a performance at The Jazz Café on September 12 and ultimately auctioned to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030.
2 years 1 week ago
This week, HCV Action is coordinating a hepatitis C ‘action week’ in Leeds, aimed at raising awareness of the virus in the West Yorkshire region. The action week is the second of 2017, following a similar week of events in Cambridge which took place in May. A further action week is due to take place in Cardiff later this year.  
2 years 1 month ago
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, and the leaders of the two main opposition parties in Wales have issued statements to mark World Hepatitis Day 2017, reiterating the cross-party support for eliminating hepatitis C. Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales and leader of the Welsh Labour Party, said:
2 years 1 month ago
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, and the leaders of the two main opposition parties in Scotland have issued statements to mark World Hepatitis Day 2017, reiterating the cross-party support for eliminating hepatitis C. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party, said:
2 years 1 month ago
The Hepatitis C Trust is marking World Hepatitis Day by announcing the formation of a cross-party group of supporters within the Welsh Assembly. The six Assembly Champions are committed to the elimination of hepatitis C and will work to ensure that the issue stays firmly on the political agenda. Working closely with The Hepatitis C Trust, patients and relevant experts, the Assembly Champions will seek to represent the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Wales. The Assembly Champions are:
2 years 1 month ago
Here's some of the events taking place around the country to mark World Hepatitis Day: Carlisle - Unity, Drug and Alcohol Service will be raising awareness on the day. Coventry - Addaction will be running a hepatitis C awareness afternoon on 27th July. Cumberland - Hepatology nurses at Cumberland Infirmary will be raising awareness at the hospital and also at drug services throughout the area.
2 years 1 month ago
The Hepatitis C Trust, along with a number of other charities and campaigning organisations, received an invitation to attend a meeting this morning with the Department of Health to discuss the recently announced inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, but did not attend.
2 years 2 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust wholeheartedly welcomes this week’s announcement of an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, which led to patients contracting hepatitis C and HIV. Over 5,000 people were affected by the scandal, and an estimated 2,400 people died after receiving infected blood. Despite questions having been raised over many years about the causes and handling of the scandal, there has been no official Government inquiry.
2 years 2 months ago
Prime Minister Theresa May has today announced the establishment of an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, which led to patients contracting hepatitis C and HIV. The inquiry announcement follows the publication of a letter by the Westminster leaders of six opposition parties, in which they called for the Prime Minister to launch an investigation into alleged criminal conduct linked to the scandal.
2 years 2 months ago
Leaders of six opposition parties have joined together in calling for an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, which led to patients contracting hepatitis C and HIV. At least 2,400 people are estimated to have died after receiving contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. 

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