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3 days 7 hours ago
The Infected Blood Inquiry team have announced that the Inquiry will be hosting virtual meetings after each week of hearings in January and February for people who would like to talk to other people infected and affected about their experiences of watching the hearings. 
4 days 6 hours ago
All at The Hepatitis C Trust are saddened to learn of the untimely death of David Stuart. David did invaluable work in raising awareness of the risks of blood-borne virus transmission among people engaging in chemsex (sexual activity involving the use of certain drugs, including methamphetamine, mephedrone and GHB/GBL). His support for this cohort undoubtedly saved many lives and prevented many more from severe ill health.
1 month 3 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust’s Helpline and Information Support Service will be closed from Wednesday 21st December, reopening on 4th January 2022.  For general information on hepatitis C, please visit our website www.hepctrust.org.uk.
1 month 5 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust joined senior doctors, public health specialists, drug experts and other health charities in calling for the Government to pilot Overdose Prevention Centres in the UK in a joint letter published yesterday (Sunday 12th December). The letter, coordinated by the Faculty of Public Health, notes that the UK’s record number of drug-related deaths requires implementing all available evidence-based interventions to save lives and protect health.
2 months 5 hours ago
  People with underlying health conditions are being urged to get a flu vaccine this winter to protect their health, as well as a COVID-19 booster injection once you are eligible. The NHS are warning that this winter there could be a significant flu surge coinciding with rising COVID-19 cases, so it is particularly important that people with long-term conditions such as hepatitis C get vaccinated this year.
2 months 1 day ago
The Infected Blood Inquiry and the Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study have seen two updates today, please see below for further details. Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study deadline extension:
2 months 3 days ago
Today’s hearing was the first of a series in the coming months that will focus more specifically on issues around blood transfusions. Katie Scott (Junior Counsel) set out a thorough history of blood donations and how they were managed from 1921 onwards, when the first Blood Donation Panel was formed.
2 months 2 weeks ago
Sir Robert Francis QC, the independent lead of a UK Government-commissioned review looking at options for a framework for compensation for those infected and affected by infected blood, has published a new statement announcing a deadline for written submissions to his study and a series of online meetings for those affected. 
2 months 2 weeks ago
In this interview, the fifth of our #PeerSupportMeans series, Julia Sheehan, Women's Prison Peer Coordinator, talks about her experiences of hepatitis C and the value of peer support.  How did you get involved in working with the Trust as a prison peer coordinator?
3 months 4 days ago
All at The Hepatitis C Trust are horrified to hear the news about Sir David Amess. We worked closely with Sir David over many years through the APPG on Liver Health, which he always chaired in his signature courteous and gregarious style. Sir David was a powerful advocate for hepatitis C patients in Parliament. His closing words from a debate on hepatitis C in June 2018 below are testament to the man - generous and optimistic. Our thoughts are with Sir David's loved ones.

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