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6 months 1 day ago
Health Protection Scotland this week released a surveillance report on hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment in Scotland, which revealed that diagnosis rates are at their lowest level since 1996, 22% down on 2015 levels. This is despite testing rates remaining broadly consistent with recent years, suggesting more needs to be done to test in alternative locations and among different members of the population.
6 months 3 days ago
This weekend, over thirty of our staff and volunteers descended on the stunning Yorkshire Dales to take on the formidable Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust. The Challenge involved walking 24 miles including 5,200 feet of ascent in less than 12 hours. The route incorporated three impressive peaks in the Pennine region: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
6 months 1 week ago
We attended the whole of the first week at the Conference Centre in Edinburgh. As all who have borne witness to the patients' and families' testimonies so far will know, the accounts of peoples' experiences continue to be harrowing
6 months 1 week ago
We attended the whole of the first week at the Conference Centre in Edinburgh. As all have borne witness to the patients and families testimonies so far will now, the accounts of peoples experiences continue to be harrowing
6 months 1 week ago
We’re excited to celebrate World Hepatitis Day next Sunday 28th July. This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise how far we have come in hepatitis C care, as well as to continue to drive for increased testing and treatment.
6 months 4 weeks ago
Yesterday, the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee released its report into the progress that has been made towards eliminating hepatitis C in Wales. New effective treatments mean it is now possible for the disease, which can cause fatal liver damage and cancer, to be eliminated as a major public health concern. Currently around 12,000-14,000 people in Wales are infected with hepatitis C but the majority of these do not know they have the disease.
6 months 4 weeks ago
The three testimonies today varied in the nature of their backgrounds as individuals; yet each story continued to hold key themes of misinformation, judgment and a significant impact upon not just the individual, but the families of those infected. Again, the courage of the witnesses must be recognised and several aspects of all the stories were harrowing and heart-breaking to listen to.
7 months 1 week ago
We have nothing but admiration for the people that give testimonies and evidence and those attending the hearings to support others, or who have themselves been affected by this, directly or indirectly.   We will continue to do all that we can as both core participants in the Inquiry and as the national charity for people with hepatitis C, help them get the justice they all deserve.   Mr M
7 months 1 week ago
Different members of staff continue to attend the hearings around the country, to give support where we can and to learn from those sharing their stories.  They continue to be both heart breaking and disturbing, and the bravery and determination of those giving evidence to share their very difficult and highly personal stories is humbling to witness. Today was no exception. Sean and Eleanor
7 months 2 weeks ago
Friday 7th June was the final evidence hearing in London until October but the Inquiry will continue to go around the UK to ensure people can access the hearings more locally if they want to.   Mr L He had been treated for serious pneumonia, which led to a variety of complications including septicemia and dialysis when he was just 19 years old.He ended up being put into an induced coma and had a partial lung removal.

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