[Baroness Masham pictured front centre with other members and supporters of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health at the launch of the Eliminating Hepatitis C in England report.]
The Hepatitis C Trust is deeply saddened at the news of the death of Baroness Masham on Sunday. Baroness Masham was a long-standing advocate for action on hepatitis C, including by acting as Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Liver Health over many years.
Baroness Masham participated in the APPG on Liver Health’s inquiry into hepatitis C elimination in England, which The Hepatitis C Trust supported as the group’s secretariat. This culminated in the Eliminating Hepatitis C in England report, published in March 2018, which played a key role in laying the ground for the NHS England ‘hepatitis C elimination deal’ announced in 2019. Over the years, Baroness Masham tabled numerous Written Questions on hepatitis C and highlighted the need for action on hepatitis C in House of Lords debates.
Rachel Halford, Chief Executive of The Hepatitis C Trust, said: “Baroness Masham lived a remarkable life and made a large contribution to the progress we have seen towards eliminating hepatitis C in England through her advocacy in the House of Lords. We will always be grateful for her support, and send our best wishes to her family and friends.”