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3 years 10 months ago
Today, charities and patient organisations including The Hepatitis C Trust have joined forces for a display of unity, in response to the ‘divisive’ communications from NHS England over which specialised treatments it will fund. In a letter published today in The Times, leaders representing patients with rare or complex conditions, said: “Over recent weeks, we have been alarmed by the ‘divide and rule’ tactics used by NHS England when communicating which new treatments it will make available to patients.
3 years 11 months ago
A new survey exploring the experiences of people living with hepatitis C is being conducted between September and October 2016. Conducted by MHP Communications in collaboration with The Hepatitis C Trust and the pharmaceutical company MSD (Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA in the United States and Canada), the survey looks to better understand the current barriers and challenges faced by people living with hepatitis C in the UK, and ascertain their views on the care and support they have received.
3 years 11 months ago
Following the publication of the Penrose Inquiry report on March 25th 2015, the Scottish Government established a working group to look into how to implement the Inquiry’s recommendation that the Scottish Government “takes all reasonable steps to offer an HCV test to everyone in Scotland who had a blood transfusion before September 1991 and who has not been tested for HCV.” The working group has now published its report, which has recommended that:
3 years 11 months ago
Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, today visited the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to learn more about local efforts to combat hepatitis C.
3 years 11 months ago
Baroness Randerson, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health, hears from hepatitis C patients and health professionals about the impact of NHS England’s cap on treatment.
3 years 12 months ago
It is with enormous regret that we have to announce the death of one of our Trustees. David Enthoven died on 11th August. He was a wonderful and energetic trustee from the moment he joined the board in February 2010 and was completely committed to the Trust's goal of eliminating hepatitis C in the UK. He was also a truly lovely human being with an amazing career in the music business.  
4 years 1 week ago
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the First Minister of Scotland, today joined with opposition leaders to pledge her support for World Hepatitis Day, and re-iterated the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling viral hepatitis. In a statement, she said:
4 years 1 week ago
Today, on World Hepatitis Day, The Hepatitis C Trust has announced the re-establishment of the Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions group. Co-ordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust, the group is made up of a cross-party selection of MSPs and has the aim of ensuring that hepatitis C stays firmly on the political agenda in Scotland. By working together with The Hepatitis C Trust, the Champions will ensure that the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Scotland are represented in the Scottish Parliament.
4 years 3 weeks ago
The Hepatitis C Trust welcomes the reforms to the infected blood support scheme, which were announced yesterday by the Prime Minister following a Government consultation on its proposals earlier this year. 
4 years 1 month ago
On 28th May, at the 69th World Health Assembly, the UK joined with 193 other countries in adopting the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis 2016 - 2021. This strategy is the first of its kind, and commits all those adopting it to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.