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1 year 1 month 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 1 month 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.
1 year 1 month ago
The Contaminated Blood Campaign recently met with Emma Jones, a solicitor at Leigh Day and barristers to talk about a “back payment” damages claim for members of the contaminated community who have hepatitis C. The claim would be on the basis that their symptoms may fall within the definition of disabled according to the Equality Act and that in the past they have been treated differently to other members of the community who contracted a different virus, namely HIV.
1 year 2 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust has this week submitted its response to the Department of Health’s consultation on infected blood, which sets out its proposals for the reform of financial and other support for those affected by hepatitis C and / or HIV as a result of treatment with NHS-supplied blood products.  
1 year 2 months ago
Ever dreamt of owning an original artwork by the likes of Gavin Turk, Schoony, Dougie Wallace, Ceal Warnants or Ben Eine? Well now you can, for just £10! Art on a Postcard have teamed up with CultureLabel to offer you a rare chance to win new original postcard-sized artworks from world-renowned and collectable artists through a Postcard Lottery.
1 year 2 months ago
20 Best Cards of Art on a Postcard curated and hosted by Jealous. The show offers brand new print editions based on the finest postcard designs contributed to Art on a Postcard over 2015. The portfolio is comprised of 20 prints featuring internationally acclaimed artists such as Chantal Joffe, David Shrigley, John Wragg, Gavin Turk and Anita Klein and aims to spread further awareness of the for The Hepatitis C Trust and raise money to fund research and support. You can buy prints here.
1 year 2 months ago
These figures show how many people NHS England intends to treat in each of the 22 operational delivery network areas in 2016/17.
1 year 2 months ago
We were very sad to hear the news that our friend and fellow hepatitis C campaigner, Annie Walker passed away on the 27th March. Annie was a co-founder of the Norwich Hepatitis C group, which was a vital source of support for people and also a long and vociferous campaigner, particularly on issues around contaminated blood and raising awareness of hepatitis C to GP practices. Samantha May our Head of Support Services tells us;
1 year 2 months ago
Dorset’s key health chiefs have agreed to making the testing and treatment of the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) a high priority in the region. Healthcare commissioners, councillors, clinical and public health experts met to highlight the success of a pioneering HCV project currently being carried out in Dorset and to agree actions to make elimination of the virus achievable.
1 year 3 months ago
The Scottish Government has today announced that it is accepting all of the key financial recommendations made by the Financial Review Group, which was established following the Penrose Inquiry in order to assess financial support arrangements for people affected by the contaminated blood disaster.

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