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2 days 21 hours ago
The Infected Blood Inquiry team have announced meetings taking place across the UK between January and March, offering an opportunity for people to ask questions about the Inquiry and to get updates on the Inquiry team's work.  The team will be visiting the following locations between January and March next year: Nottingham - 29th January Birmingham - 30th January London - 7th February Newcastle - 12th February
2 weeks 4 days ago
Members of Scottish Parliament yesterday highlighted the importance of hepatitis C prevention and awareness as part of a broader debate on Scotland’s approach to drug and alcohol use.
3 weeks 5 days ago
Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England (NHSE) have today launched a national exercise, aimed at re-engaging patients previously diagnosed with hepatitis C but yet to access treatment. 
3 weeks 6 days ago
Rosie Duffield, the MP for Canterbury, visited The Hepatitis C Trust's outreach testing van outside of Catching Lives Day Centre in Canterbury on Friday. Staff and volunteers spoke to Rosie about the challenge of finding those living with an undiagnosed infection of hepatitis C, the impact of living with the virus and the opportunity the new treatments provide to achieve elimination. On the day of Rosie's visit, ten individuals were tested, with two found to be positive and provided with information and support on accessing treatment. 
1 month 4 days ago
The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has today published a report on ‘Preventative Action and Public Health’, which calls on the Scottish Government to release an elimination plan for hepatitis C.
1 month 1 week ago
The Infected Blood Inquiry team will hold meetings for people affected by infected blood in early 2019, ahead of the public hearings due to commence at the end of April. The meetings are being held to update people on the work of the Inquiry and to provide an opportunity for people to speak to the Inquiry team in a convenient location in their local area.
1 month 1 week ago
The Hepatitis C Trust is recruiting for three Prison Peer Coordinators. Positions are available in three areas of the country - the South East, the South West and the Midlands. The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd November 2018. Further details on the positions, including a job description and application form can be found here.
1 month 2 weeks ago
The UK Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee has today published a report on ’Prison Health’, which calls for the Government to do more to improve health outcomes for people in prison. The report, which follows an inquiry conducted in the first half of 2018, notes that hepatitis C is more prevalent amongst people in prison compared to the general population, making it a significant prison health issue.
1 month 3 weeks ago
David Lidington CBE MP, the Cabinet Office Minister, has said the Government “will consider” improved financial and psychological support for those affected by the infected blood scandal. In his letter, he recognized the scale of the Infected Blood Inquiry and the importance of the work taking place.
1 month 4 weeks ago
The Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff, has written to the Cabinet Office drawing attention to the financial support schemes for infected and affected people across the UK. Under current schemes, payments can range from under £5,000 a year to more than £36,000 and many of those affected have complained about difficulty accessing the funds.