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1 year 9 months 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.
1 year 10 months 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.
1 year 10 months ago
In a written ministerial statement, the Government has today announced that responsibility for setting up the contaminated blood inquiry will transfer from the Department of Health to the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office also confirmed that this will be a full statutory public inquiry, under the 2005 Inquiries Act. 
1 year 10 months ago
New data on hepatitis C released by the Polaris Observatory, and presented at the World Hepatitis Summit in São Paulo, show that just nine countries are on track to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) target of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030, with the UK not among them. The latest data from the Polaris Observatory (led by Dr Homie Razavi and colleagues at the Center for Disease Analysis Foundation, USA) show that just 62,200 (38%) of an estimated 162,000 people living with hepatitis C in the UK are diagnosed.
1 year 10 months ago
HCV Action (coordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust) has announced the latest Hepatitis C Good Practice Roadshow, taking place in Cardiff on Friday 8th December 2017 in partnership with Public Health Wales. The event is the third and final roadshow HCV Action has co-hosted this year.
1 year 11 months ago
There is one week remaining to submit written evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health's inquiry into the elimination of hepatitis C in England, with the deadline set for Friday 27th October. The APPG on Liver Health, which The Hepatitis C Trust provides the secretariat for, this week held its third and final oral evidence session as part of the inquiry. Over the course of the three evidence sessions, the inquiry heard from a range of expert witnesses, including representatives from Government, third sector organisations, clinicians, patients and industry.
1 year 12 months ago
If you are living with hepatitis C, protect yourself with a free flu vaccine provided as part of the NHS’s ‘Stay Well this Winter’ campaign. For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease with a short recovery. However, people with an underlying health condition are far more likely than a healthy adult to be admitted to hospital with complications, and are 11 times more likely to die from the flu than individuals who have no other underlying health condition.
1 year 12 months ago
The government consultation on the terms of the Contaminated Blood Inquiry remains open until the 18th October.
2 years 6 days ago
In a speech at the Expo conference in Manchester today, NHS England head Simon Stevens emphasised a Health Service commitment to invest in revolutionary new treatments for hepatitis C.
2 years 1 week ago
In May 2016, the UK Government joined 193 other member states at the 69th World Health Assembly in committing to eliminate viral hepatitis C globally by 2030. There has been a rise in the number of people accessing treatment for hepatitis C in England in recent years, but further increases in testing, diagnosis, referral and treatment will be required in order to achieve elimination by 2030.