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6 months 2 days ago
Paymaster General Penny Mordaunt today made an announcement on behalf of the UK Government on support for those infected and affected by infected blood. The statement addresses parity of financial support, the commitment to considering a compensation framework, and enhancements to the psychological support for the victims of the Infected Blood tragedy. Parity of financial support
6 months 4 days ago
Last week, the Scottish Parliament held a debate on deaths and harms related to drug use. The Holyrood debate was led by Minister for Drugs Policy Angela Constance, who emphasised the importance of hearing from people with lived experience when tackling drug-related harms: “We need to be informed by those who have the greatest understanding and greatest experience in everything we do.”
6 months 5 days ago
Plans are being drawn up by government ministers to award compensation to people who received infected blood, according to a report in The Sunday Times.  
6 months 1 week ago
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health last week (9th March) held a meeting considering harm reduction, drug policy and hepatitis C, organised by The Hepatitis C Trust as the group's secretariat. 
7 months 2 weeks ago
Public Health England’s (PHE) annual report exploring infections and injecting behaviours among people who inject drugs in the UK was published recently. The report is informed by the Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring (UAM) Survey of people who inject drugs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative (NESI) in Scotland, among other sources. Moderate reduction in hepatitis C prevalence
8 months 1 day ago
In recent weeks, two reports have been published evaluating hepatitis C interventions targeted at homeless populations in England during the Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the Government instructed English local authorities to move everyone sleeping rough and in communal shelters into a safe place to reduce the risk of Covid-19 and prevent transmission.
8 months 4 days ago
Westminster and Holyrood have separately announced additional funding for drug services over the last few weeks.
8 months 5 days ago
On 14th December, Public Health England published their annual 'Hepatitis C in the UK' report.
10 months 1 week ago
Birmingham Haemophilia Centre Overview and Professor Ian Franklin, Director of Queen Elizabeth Haemophilia Centre   Birmingham Haemophilia Centre QC Jenni Richards started the day with an overview of the provision of haemophilia treatments at the Birmingham Haemophilia Centre, which included both the Children’s Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 
11 months 1 day ago
People with underlying health conditions are being urged to get a flu vaccine this winter to protect their health. With flu and coronavirus (Covid-19) both in circulation it is particularly important people with long term conditions including hepatitis C get vaccinated this year. Those who have experiened liver damage are more likely to experience serious complications from flu. In addition, research shows that if you contract both flu and Covid-19 at the same time you may be more seriously ill.