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4 months 2 days ago
The Wales Infected Blood Support Scheme (WIBSS) is looking for patient representatives to sit on its Appeals Panel. WIBSS was established in October 2017, to provide support to people who have been infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV following treatment with NHS blood, blood products or tissue. Taking over from the previous UK schemes (Eileen Trust, Macfarlane Trust, MFET Ltd, Skipton Fund and Caxton Foundation), WIBSS aims to provide both a streamlined financial payment service and personalised support for Welsh beneficiaries.
4 months 1 week ago
Baroness Randerson, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Liver Health, today (9th July) tabled a question in the House of Lords on the government's strategy for eliminating hepatitis C.  Lord O’Shaughnessy, responding on behalf of the government, confirmed that the government currently has no plans to release an elimination strategy, but emphasised that they are working closely with the NHS towards an ambition of eliminating hepatitis C by 2025, five years ahead of the World Health Organization (WHO) target.
4 months 2 weeks ago
The Terms of Reference for the Infected Blood Inquiry were published on Monday 2nd July, with the UK Government and devolved institutions accepting the terms recommended by the Inquiry Chair, Sir Brian Langstaff, without amendment.
5 months 1 week ago
MPs today (12th June) held a debate in Westminster Hall on eliminating hepatitis C, led by Sir David Amess MP (pictured). The debate was secured following the publication of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health's 'Eliminating Hepatitis C in England' report in March of this year, which The Hepatitis C Trust supported as the secretariat for the group.
5 months 4 weeks ago
In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations, The Hepatitis C Trust has updated its Terms & Conditions and cookies (here) and Privacy Policy (here).  Any questions regarding our policies can be sent to: The Office Manager, The Hepatitis C Trust, 27 Crosby Row, London SE1 3YD or to admin@hepctrust.org.uk. 
6 months 4 days ago
The Infected Blood Inquiry has confirmed that recommendations regarding the inquiry's terms of reference will be made to the Cabinet Office shortly, and the inquiry expects to begin gathering evidence in June.
6 months 2 weeks ago
The Scottish Parliament will tomorrow (9th May) debate hepatitis C elimination in a Members' Business Debate being sponsored by Tom Arthur MSP.
6 months 4 weeks ago
Tomorrow's episode of Holby City, the long-running hospital-based TV series, will introduce a new storyline based around hepatitis C. The episode will air at 8pm on Tuesday 24th April on BBC One and the hepatitis C storyline will continue in future episodes. The episode will also be able to be viewed on the BBC iPlayer website from 9pm tomorrow.

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