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8 months 1 week ago
This week the Health and Social Care Committee published a report following its inquiry into UK drugs policy, for which The Hepatitis C Trust submitted written evidence.
8 months 2 weeks ago
Sue and Tara Sue’s husband Mick was a severe haemophiliac who got both HIV and later discovered hepatitis C from Factor 8 products. They learnt later that records indicated he drank alcohol and this was given as a possible reason for his liver problems.  This was shock and added pain for the family to discover and in fact both Sue and her daughter Tara said he rarely drank alcohol… He wanted to stay totally private about his illness, both the haemophilia and the HIV, so the family kept his situation to themselves, as they knew questions would be asked and people would treat
8 months 3 weeks ago
Today we heard from three haemophiliacs who shared their experiences   Paul Paul was diagnosed with haemophilia A and received factor VIII. 
8 months 4 weeks ago
This was the second day of the last round of infected/affected witnesses' oral statements and different members of staff from the Trust will be attending as many of the hearings as we can, to offer our support and continue to learn from people’s experiences.  Today was a very powerful day with testimony from people infected and affected by hepatitis C and HIV as a result of blood products specifically for bleeding disorders.
9 months 1 week ago
Public Health England has responded to the Infected Blood Inquiry Chair Sir Brian Langstaff's recent letter expressing disappointment at the lack of focus on hepatitis C patients infected through blood transfusions in this year's Hepatitis C in England report. 
9 months 1 week ago
NHS England yesterday announced an end to the ban on re-treating people who have already been treated for hepatitis C if they go on to get re-infected.
9 months 2 weeks ago
Sir Brian Langstaff, the Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry, has written to Public Health England expressing disappointment at the lack of attention paid to hepatitis C infection through blood transfusions in this year's Hepatitis C in England report.  Sir Brian's letter states that the report focuses on the risks associated with drug use at the expense of other transmission routes, such as blood transfusions. 
10 months 1 week ago
The Welsh Government has published its written response to the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's June 2019 report, ‘Hepatitis C: Progress towards achieving elimination in Wales'. The report followed a January 2019 inquiry, which The Hepatitis C Trust provided oral and
10 months 3 weeks ago
The Scottish Government’s long-awaited hepatitis C strategy, written in partnership with Health Protection Scotland, was published on 31st July 2019.
11 months 1 week ago
Today, the Scottish Government announced plans to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland six years ahead of the World Health Organisation’s target of 2030, which it signed up to three years ago. This commitment follows recent data published by Health Protection Scotland which shows that treatment targets for hepatitis C are being exceeded. Scotland treated 609 more people than its goal of 2,000 last year, though with targets set to increase to 2,500 people treated in 2019/20 and to 3,000 people treated annually from 2020/21 onwards, this increase will need to continue.

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