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1 month 3 weeks ago
Our Head of Support Services, Samantha May, has been working alongside members of the Infected Blood Inquiry over the last few months to assist them in gathering evidence and identifying people who have been infected and affected via our long running national patient-led helpline. She attended the first day of the Inquiry this week and writes about the electric atmosphere in the room and the shocking initial testimonies.
1 month 3 weeks ago
The Hepatitis C Trust has welcomed the announcement of NHS England’s historic hepatitis C ‘elimination deal’, but called for the deal to be supported by a Government-backed elimination strategy to achieve the target of eliminating the virus by 2030 at the latest.  
2 months 4 days ago
At the end of this month, the first public inquiry into the infected blood scandal will begin to hold public witness hearings. Having campaigned for a full-scale public inquiry into the scandal for decades, individuals, public bodies and charities alike will hopefully get the answers they are owed at last.
2 months 2 weeks ago
The Hepatitis C Trust has today launched its 2019 Local Elections Patient Activist Toolkit, a guide to campaigning on hepatitis C by ensuring your local council candidates commit to tackling the virus. On Thursday 2nd May, elections will take place in around 270 local authority areas in England and all 11 local councils in Northern Ireland.
2 months 2 weeks ago
The key national report on the UK’s progress towards eliminating hepatitis C has been published by Public Health England. The annual report, ‘Hepatitis C in the UK: 2019’, sets out that although a lot has been achieved towards the World Health Organisation’s target of eliminating hepatitis C as a major public health threat by 2030, there is still much to do.
2 months 3 weeks ago
Please note that The Hepatitis C Trust helpline will be closed from 4.30pm on Wednesday 3rd April until 10.30am on Wednesday 10th April. All callers who leave a message will be called back, or you can email helpline@hepctrust.org.uk and someone will get back to you. 
3 months 1 week ago
Please note that The Hepatitis C Trust, including the helpline, will be closed on Friday 22nd March for building/repair works and will reopen on Monday 25th March. 
3 months 2 weeks ago
The Infected Blood Inquiry has opened registration for hearings at which people infected and affected will give their personal testimony. Hearings will take place from 30 April in London, Belfast, Leeds, Edinburgh and Cardiff.
3 months 2 weeks ago
The Labour Party this week announced it will support piloting drug consumption rooms (DCRs) to reduce the number of drug-related deaths in the UK. DCRs are already present in seven European countries including Germany, Spain and France. Advocates of DCRs argue that the Government should prioritise a public health approach to drug use, focused on improving health outcomes for drug users.
4 months 1 week ago
A new report published by Health Protection Scotland sets out national recommendations for improvements to case finding and access to care which would accelerate Scotland’s efforts to eliminate hepatitis C.

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