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11 months 3 weeks ago
Following the publication of the Penrose Inquiry report on March 25th 2015, the Scottish Government established a working group to look into how to implement the Inquiry’s recommendation that the Scottish Government “takes all reasonable steps to offer an HCV test to everyone in Scotland who had a blood transfusion before September 1991 and who has not been tested for HCV.” The working group has now published its report, which has recommended that:
12 months 4 days ago
Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, today visited the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to learn more about local efforts to combat hepatitis C.
1 year 16 min ago
Baroness Randerson, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health, hears from hepatitis C patients and health professionals about the impact of NHS England’s cap on treatment.
1 year 1 week ago
It is with enormous regret that we have to announce the death of one of our Trustees. David Enthoven died on 11th August. He was a wonderful and energetic trustee from the moment he joined the board in February 2010 and was completely committed to the Trust's goal of eliminating hepatitis C in the UK. He was also a truly lovely human being with an amazing career in the music business.  
1 year 3 weeks ago
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the First Minister of Scotland, today joined with opposition leaders to pledge her support for World Hepatitis Day, and re-iterated the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling viral hepatitis. In a statement, she said:
1 year 3 weeks ago
Today, on World Hepatitis Day, The Hepatitis C Trust has announced the re-establishment of the Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions group. Co-ordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust, the group is made up of a cross-party selection of MSPs and has 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 will ensure that the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Scotland are represented in the Scottish Parliament.
1 year 1 month ago
The Hepatitis C Trust welcomes the reforms to the infected blood support scheme, which were announced yesterday by the Prime Minister following a Government consultation on its proposals earlier this year. 
1 year 2 months ago
On 28th May, at the 69th World Health Assembly, the UK joined with 193 other countries in adopting the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis 2016 - 2021. This strategy is the first of its kind, and commits all those adopting it to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
1 year 2 months ago
This week, the UK will join 193 countries to change the course of history for viral hepatitis. At the 69th World Health Assembly, taking place from 23-28 May 2016, governments will decide to adopt or reject the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis, 2016 – 2021, which sets a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis B and C by 2030.
1 year 3 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust wrote to NHS England to ask it to reconsider its decision to limit the number of people with hepatitis C who are allowed access to new NICE approved drugs that cure the disease. On Monday 16th May, 2016  NHS England replied with a response that The Hepatitis C Trust did not find satisfactory. With great regret it now has to consider seeking a  judicial review of the decision.

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