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3 months 3 weeks ago
  NHS leaders yesterday announced that they will be working with the pharmaceutical industry to strike a deal providing best value for money for hepatitis C treatments. The NHS hopes the deal will allow it to commit to eliminating Hepatitis C in England at least five years earlier than the World Health Organisation goal of 2030.
3 months 3 weeks ago
Co-ordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust, the Scottish Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions are a cross-party selection of MSPs with a shared goal 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.
4 months 1 week ago
Over the last few years, The Hepatitis C Trust has heard of many hepatitis C support groups around the UK closing down. During the last 6 months in particular, we have also seen attendance at our groups decline greatly. Whilst this is positive and reflects that with the advent of new treatments many people are  finding their journey with hepatitis C much easier to navigate and manage, it is also with a mixture of sadness that - after 13 years of running a wide variety of different groups here at The Trust - we have taken the decision to close ours, at least for the near future.
5 months 1 day ago
The Government has today released a written statement on the contaminated blood inquiry, following Cabinet Office analysis of consultation responses. The statement announces that a judge will be appointed to Chair the inquiry, supported by a panel. An announcement on who that judge will be is promised "in the New Year". Once a Chair is in place, they will also be consulted on the composition of the inquiry panel.
5 months 4 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust, including the helpline, will close for Christmas at 4.30pm on Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 8th January 2018. The office will be unstaffed between these dates. We wish all of our contacts a Merry Christmas and look forward to continuing to provide support and information in the New Year.
5 months 1 week ago
Over the last few years, The Hepatitis C Trust has heard of many hepatitis C support groups around the UK closing down. During the last 6 months in particular, we have also seen attendance at our groups decline greatly. Whilst this is positive and reflects that with the advent of new treatments many people are  finding their journey with hepatitis C much easier to navigate and manage, it is also with a mixture of sadness that - after 13 years of running a wide variety of different groups here at The Trust - we have taken the decision to close ours, at least for the near future.
5 months 2 weeks ago
This week, HCV Action is co-ordinating a hepatitis C ‘action week’ in Cardiff, aimed at raising awareness of the virus in the Cardiff region and sharing best practice from across Wales. The event is the third and final action week of 2017, following similar event series hosted in Cambridge in May and Leeds in September.
6 months 1 week ago
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.

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