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2 years 11 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust was established in 2001 by people living with hepatitis C who found that there was no organisation to represent their interests, and who wanted to ensure that their voice was heard. In the years since, this has remained our one guiding principle. We exist exclusively for people living with hepatitis C and their families, and everything that we do is focused on providing a concerted patient voice.
2 years 11 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust and NAT (National AIDS Trust) have expressed concern about recent press coverage around the use of ‘spit hoods’ by police forces in the UK that has focused on their supposed value in preventing hepatitis C and HIV transmission. Both organisations wish to make clear that hepatitis C and HIV cannot be transmitted via spitting. Suggestions to the contrary are not only incorrect, but are hugely damaging as they reinforce existing stigma and misconceptions that surround both viruses.
2 years 11 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust has today published a new resource, the Patient Activist Toolkit, which can be downloaded here. The toolkit is a guide to campaigning to help make tackling hepatitis C a priority in England over the coming years. It covers a range of activity, from relatively small actions like writing to MPs, to bigger actions like joining The Hepatitis C Trust's Patient Council and meeting with elected representatives.
3 years 4 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust's Chief Executive, Charles Gore, yesterday featured in a BBC Radio Wales broadcast on hepatitis C. This week's episode of the current affairs programme Eye on Wales, hosted by Kayley Thomas, focussed on hepatitis C patients buying treatments online, often through so-called 'buyers' clubs'.
3 years 1 week ago
The Hepatitis C Trust's Chief Executive, Charles Gore, last night featured in BBC One's regional current affairs show Inside Out. The programme, which focussed on the current pressures on the healthcare system, included a section on the inequality of access to new hepatitis C treatments.
3 years 1 week ago
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) yesterday approved the use of Elbasvir-grazoprevir, known as Zepatier, saying it is "a combination of two medicines that inhibit the replication of the Hepatitis C virus and offers the prospect of a cure for Hepatitis C infection". The treatment will now be available in Scotland to people with genotypes 1a, 1b or 4, and adds to an already wide range of new, interferon-free treatments available in the country. Responding to the decision, The Hepatitis C Trust's Scottish Officer, Petra Wright, said:
3 years 2 weeks ago
Peer Support Lead: £26,000 – £27,000 per annum 1 year fixed term contract (with possible extension) 40 hrs per week, 25 days annual leave Closing date for application - February 6th 2017 5pm  
3 years 3 weeks ago
To ring in the New Year we are looking back at some of our favourite cards from our collaborations with CultureLabel. We have produced an editioned run of prints curated by CultureLabel. Each artwork featured in one of our postcard lotteries over 2016. The prints are editions of 50 and printed on 240gsm uncoated paper. Available both unframed (50 x 70 cm) and framed (64 x 84 cm) using a high quality wood moulding. HERE!
3 years 1 month ago
Shabana Begum of The Hepatitis C Trust has run an outreach event at Oldham today raising awareness at Glodwick Primary Care Centre. In the picture Shabana is with Elaine a Specialist Nurse and Alan the Practice Manager. This event is launching tomorrow's HCV Action roadshow, run in partnership with Public Health England.
3 years 2 months ago
Hot on the heels of last week’s incredible Secret Auction success at Maddox Gallery, where Art on a Postcard auctioned off original postcard sized artworks by artists such as Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry, Art on a Postcard is back again this week and partnering up with CultureLabel to offer you the UltimArt GoldenTickets this Christmas! For £10 only, you will be entered in with a chance of winning original artworks by this year’s most proclaimed UK artists such as Charming Baker, Kristjana S Williams, Ben Eine, Inky, Vanessa Gardiner and Many More!