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2 months 3 weeks ago
With ten years to go until the UK’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C, The Hepatitis C Trust has announced plans to make World Hepatitis Day 2020 the biggest yet. To mark the day, which takes place on 28th July, The Hepatitis C Trust’s staff and volunteers will be collectively climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest by climbing peaks across the UK to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust and mental health charity Mind.
2 months 4 weeks ago
Think you’ve had Covid-19? Worried about the outbreak? Leaving the house more? Shielding? As restrictions start to be lifted, a team of researchers at Imperial College London are carrying out an online research survey to better understand how communities in the UK are feeling and responding to the outbreak as the country eases out of lockdown. 
3 months 5 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust's CEO Rachel Halford joined the panel for a HCV Action webinar on hepatitis C services during and beyond Covid-19 last week (Thursday 18th June).
3 months 3 weeks ago
Public Health England (PHE) last week published its annual “Hepatitis C in England” report, a key national monitoring document. The 2020 update shows good progress towards the elimination goals, particularly on diagnosis and reducing HCV-related deaths, and testifies to the relentless enthusiasm and determination of staff working in services. However, more must be done to reduce new infection rates and make improvements in harm reduction provision so that these gains are maintained.
3 months 3 weeks ago
Last week the Government updated its list of people who required “shielding”, an intervention for people particularly vulnerable to the harmful impacts of Covid-19. The Government now recommends that certain groups no longer need to be shielded, including people with liver disease, certain patients who have had a liver transplant, and people who have decompensated cirrhosis.
4 months 3 weeks ago
The coronavirus lockdown has meant our prison team have been unable to go into prisons to support hepatitis C testing and treatment as usual. Despite this Lee Devereux, our Prison Peer Coordinator for the South West, has still been busy offering support to residents and the volunteer peers who support our work.
5 months 2 weeks ago
  Because of COVID-19, we’re adapting the way we work to support people with or at risk of hepatitis C. This includes delivering medication to reduce the number of people going into pharmacies and hospitals, especially where people may have other underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe illness.
5 months 3 weeks ago
Sam and Susan run our helpline for anyone who needs help or has concerns about any issues relating to hepatitis C, by providing information and support by phone, social mediaand email.
5 months 4 weeks ago
This is an exceptionally difficult time and we are here to support you. COVID-19 is the biggest challenge our NHS has faced and it is already having a huge impact across  our society. During this crisis we are determined to ensure anyone affected by hepatitis C receives the care and support they need. For those who have started on hepatitis C treatment we are working with hospitals and clinics across the country to deliver medication and providesupport.
6 months 1 week ago
Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional payments for people affected by contaminated blood. The payments range from around £3,000 to £6,700 and will be made to those people on the Northern Ireland Infected Blood Payment Scheme who were diagnosed with Hepatitis C or HIV after receiving NHS-supplied infected blood. Previously, those people impacted by infected blood in Northern Ireland have received considerably less financial support than those in other nations of the UK.

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