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2 months 3 days ago
In this interview, the first of a series called #PeerSupportMeans, Samantha May who has managed The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline since it started in 2004, talks about the support that she and her team have been able to give people with hepatitis C over the years. How did you first become involved with The Hepatitis C Trust?
2 months 1 week ago
Last week saw the publication of the second part of Professor Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review of Drugs. The report focuses on prevention, treatment and recovery, with the aim of ensuring vulnerable and stigmatised populations with substance misuse issues have access to adequate and appropriate support provision that meets their individual needs.
3 months 1 day ago
Sir Robert Francis QC is asking for feedback on the scope of the Terms of Reference for the infected blood compensation framework study. As an organisation which has supported many people affected by infected blood The Hepatitis C Trust plans to respond to this proposed scope. The Hepatitis C Trust will be holding two online information & feedback sessions looking at the proposed scope with people affected by infected blood. These sessions will allow people to give us their views and help guide our response.
3 months 1 week ago
Sir Robert Francis QC was recently appointed by the UK Government to undertake an independent study, looking at options for a framework for compensation for the victims of the infected blood tragedy. He is currently consulting on the suggested terms of reference and scope of the study, in order to determine what the study should cover. 
4 months 42 min ago
On Friday 21st May, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock, as well as senior officials, gave evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry. In this blog, Samantha May, Helpline, Information, and Support Service Manager at The Hepatitis C Trust has described the evidence given and the response.
4 months 1 day ago
Lee Devereux and Simon Edwards from The Hepatitis C Trust's prison peer team and Kat Wolf, Advanced Clinical Specialist - Blood Borne Virus Lead for Hanham Secure Health, write on their recent work supporting a hepatitis C High Intensity Testing and Treatment (HITT) event in HMP Leyhill:
4 months 5 days ago
Since we began in 2004 we've answered more than 50,000 calls and emails from people concerned about, wanting support with, or just interested in hepatitis C. We are now looking at how we can develop and improve this service so that it keeps meeting people's needs in future years and have launched a survey for people to share their experiences of the helpline.
4 months 1 week ago
Spring European Testing Week, taking place on the 14 - 21 May 2021, aims to focus efforts to make testing more accessible and communicate the benefits of earlier testing for hepatitis C and HIV to reduce late diagnosis. This year’s testing week is a chance to refocus hepatitis C testing efforts after a year in which testing was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, notwithstanding the best efforts of services.
5 months 2 weeks ago
This week, the Senedd’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published its report into health services in Welsh prisons. The Hepatitis C Trust’s written evidence to the Committee was referenced in the report.
5 months 2 weeks ago
NHS England has announced the launch of a new Multidisciplinary Operational Delivery Network (ODN) to treat children and young people with hepatitis C (HCV) in England.