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3 days 13 hours ago
The Hepatitis C Trust will be holding groups next week to discuss Sir Robert Francis’ Infected Blood Compensation Study. This will be a chance for people affected to discuss the report and its recommendations. All are welcome. The sessions will be held online via Zoom on: -          Tuesday 5th July, from 12.30 to 2pm -          Thursday 7th July, from 3 to 4.30pm Please email helpline@hepctrust.org.uk to register to attend.
1 week 5 days ago
We would like to invite you to a World Hepatitis Day event at our office in London on Thursday 28th July 2022 ·      Get tested for hepatitis C by our trained staff with a result within 20 minutes. The only way to know is to have a test, not routinely offered, and it is estimated around 80,000 people in the UK remain undiagnosed!
1 week 6 days ago
With UK drug deaths at their highest recorded levels, more than 90 organisations and 240 individuals have signed an open letter calling on the Government to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, which would make it easier to establish pilot Overdose Prevention Centres. This is an easy step that would not require primary legislation. 
2 weeks 4 days ago
 The Hepatitis C Trust has welcomed the publication of the study by Sir Robert Francis QC last week that made recommendations for a framework for compensation and redress for those impacted by infected blood. 
3 weeks 5 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust will host the next Infected Blood Support and Information Group (open to anyone in the Infected Blood Community) on Monday 13th June 2022, from 5pm – 6.30pm.
3 weeks 6 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust welcomes the publication of the study by Sir Robert Francis QC today making recommendations for a framework for compensation and redress for those impacted by infected blood.  This study is “ready to implement upon the conclusion of the Infected Blood Inquiry, should the Inquiry’s findings and recommendations require it”, the Government’s Paymaster General Michael Ellis commented.
1 month 3 days ago
  The Sunday Times has reported that Ministers are preparing to accept that there is a “strong moral case” for a taxpayer-funded scheme to compensate those affected by the historic use of Infected Blood.
1 month 1 week ago
The Hepatitis C Trust will host the next Infected Blood Support and Information Group (open to anyone in the Infected Blood Community) on Monday 30th May, from 5pm – 6.30pm.
1 month 3 weeks ago
UKTS (UK Thalassamia Society) is raising funds to purchase Airgloves for treatment centres around the UK .  People with thalassaemia have to have regular blood tests and blood transfusions every few weeks as part of managing their condition, which often makes repeated venesection very difficult and painful for patients, as their veins get badly damaged over time.  The Airgloves provide a way for this to be done much more easily and comfortably, reducing the number of times a patient has to have a needle inserted.
2 months 8 hours ago
The Hepatitis C Trust will host the next Infected Blood Support and Information Group (open to anyone in the Infected Blood Community) on Tuesday May 17th 2022, from 5pm – 6.30pm.  

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