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4 days 52 min 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.
6 days 7 hours ago
The government consultation on the terms of the Contaminated Blood Inquiry remains open until the 18th October.
1 week 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 weeks 4 days 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.
2 weeks 6 days ago
Don't miss out on a special concert in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust!  30 ukuleles have been painted by luminary artists such as Bill Jacklyn RA, Allen Jones RA, Cathie Pilkington RA, Ramiro Fernandes Saus, PJ Crook, Norman Ackroyd CBE RA and many more. They will be played by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at a performance at The Jazz Café on September 12 and ultimately auctioned to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030.
3 weeks 1 hour ago
This week, HCV Action is coordinating a hepatitis C ‘action week’ in Leeds, aimed at raising awareness of the virus in the West Yorkshire region. The action week is the second of 2017, following a similar week of events in Cambridge which took place in May. A further action week is due to take place in Cardiff later this year.  
2 months 1 day ago
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, and the leaders of the two main opposition parties in Wales have issued statements to mark World Hepatitis Day 2017, reiterating the cross-party support for eliminating hepatitis C. Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales and leader of the Welsh Labour Party, said:
2 months 1 day ago
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, and the leaders of the two main opposition parties in Scotland have issued statements to mark World Hepatitis Day 2017, reiterating the cross-party support for eliminating hepatitis C. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party, said:
2 months 1 day ago
The Hepatitis C Trust is marking World Hepatitis Day by announcing the formation of a cross-party group of supporters within the Welsh Assembly. The six Assembly Champions are committed to the elimination of hepatitis C and will work to ensure that the issue stays firmly on the political agenda. Working closely with The Hepatitis C Trust, patients and relevant experts, the Assembly Champions will seek to represent the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Wales. The Assembly Champions are:
2 months 1 day ago
Here's some of the events taking place around the country to mark World Hepatitis Day: Carlisle - Unity, Drug and Alcohol Service will be raising awareness on the day. Coventry - Addaction will be running a hepatitis C awareness afternoon on 27th July. Cumberland - Hepatology nurses at Cumberland Infirmary will be raising awareness at the hospital and also at drug services throughout the area.