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5 months 1 week ago
Leaders of six opposition parties have joined together in calling for an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, which led to patients contracting hepatitis C and HIV. At least 2,400 people are estimated to have died after receiving contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. 
5 months 4 weeks ago
The Hepatitis C Trust is delighted to confirm the programme for this year's Patient Conference, which is being held in London on 28th July to coincide with World Hepatitis Day. Speakers will include Professor Graham Foster (Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary University), Sam May (Head of Support Services, The Hepatitis C Trust), and Dr Magdalena Harris (Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and there will also be an opportunity to share personal stories about the impact of hepatitis C.
6 months 5 days ago
Hepatitis C was the subject of a debate in the Welsh Assembly this afternoon (Wednesday 14th June), led by a cross-party group of Assembly Members (AMs). The debate was on a motion which proposed that the Assembly: "1) Congratulates the staff in the NHS in Wales for treating and curing an unprecedented number of patients with hepatitis C. 2) Calls on the Welsh Government to confirm their commitment to the World Health Organisation eradication date of 2030.
6 months 1 week ago
In recent days there has been media coverage of a new study that casts doubt upon the effectiveness of new hepatitis C treatments. Given the potential that the coverage of this study has to mislead patients, The Hepatitis C Trust wishes to make clear that we have fundamental doubts as to the credibility of the research. Along with leading clinicians and scientists, we have written to The Guardian to express our concern. The letter states:
6 months 2 weeks ago
The Art on a Ukulele crowdfunding campaign has entered its final week, with all money raised going to The Hepatitis C Trust. 
6 months 3 weeks ago
In September 2015, the Scottish Government published its revised Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework; a strategy that contained an explicit commitment to the elimination of hepatitis C. This commitment marked a watershed moment in Scotland’s hepatitis C journey, and reinforced the country’s status as one of the global leaders in tackling the virus.
6 months 3 weeks ago
The Hepatitis C Trust will be holding a Patient Conference on World Hepatitis Day (Friday 28th July), with booking now open to all who wish to attend.
7 months 1 week ago
BBC Panorama last night aired an episode on the contaminated blood scandal, which led to patients contracting hepatitis C and HIV. The Hepatitis C Trust was listed on the BBC's Information and Support page for the programme. Our confidential helpline is open Monday-Friday from 10.30am-4.30pm and is staffed solely by people who have themselves been affected by hepatitis C.
7 months 1 week ago
BBC Panorama will tonight air an episode on the contaminated blood scandal, which led to patients contracting hepatitis C and HIV. The programme, which will be shown at 9pm on BBC1, will examine recently-released documents and feature personal testimony from those affected by the scandal.
7 months 1 week ago
The Hepatitis C Trust has today released its general election manifesto, which sets out the key measures the next Government must take in order to eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health concern by 2030, in line with the UK's international commitment. The manifesto outlines the current hepatitis C policy landscape and focuses on seven key areas where the next Government must take action: prevention; testing; treatment; commissioning; prisons; drug services; and elimination.

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