Co-ordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust, the Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions are made up of a cross-party selection of MSPs with 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 ensure that the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Scotland are represented in the Scottish Parliament.
The Champions include MSPs from every political party in Parliament, and The Hepatitis C Trust is delighted to announce that Miles Briggs MSP has agreed to become our latest Champion, bringing our group of cross-party supporters in Scottish Parliament up to ten.
With the support of our Parliamentary Champions, we are currently conducting an inquiry into hepatitis C elimination in Scotland. As part of the inquiry, we heard oral evidence and collected written evidence from a range of stakeholders. On the basis of this evidence, a ‘blueprint for elimination’ report will be launched in Scottish Parliament in January, setting out some of the practical steps that must be taken to ensure a hepatitis C-free Scotland.