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2 months 3 weeks ago
Evidence from a new study shows that needle and syringe programmes providing clean injecting equipment are a highly cost-effective way of preventing hepatitis C transmission. New research led by the University of Bristol and London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine reveals that rolling out these programmes could save millions of pounds in infection treatment costs in the UK. This is the first study to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes in Western Europe.
3 months 1 week ago
The Infected Blood Inquiry has appointed three trained professionals to assist in collecting evidence and producing narrative summaries. The announcement comes after many people told the Inquiry that stigma attached to their experiences makes providing witness statements or oral testimony difficult.
3 months 2 weeks ago
The Public Health England (PHE) Hepatitis C Virus Resistance Group last month released a report, 'Antiviral resistance testing in the management of hepatitis C virus infection', to support clinicians treating people with hepatitis C where the issue of resistance may be a factor in clinical decision-making.  The report makes a series of recommendations related to resistance-associated substitutions (RAS) testing, and includes five scenarios where resistance testing is recommended. 
4 months 2 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust, including the helpline, will close for Christmas at 4.30pm on Friday 21st December and will reopen on Monday 7th January 2019. The office will be unstaffed between these dates. We wish all of our contacts a Merry Christmas and look forward to continuing to provide support and information in the New Year.
4 months 6 days 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
4 months 3 weeks 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.
4 months 4 weeks 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. 
5 months 1 day 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. 
5 months 1 week 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.
5 months 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.

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