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1 year 2 months ago
A new survey exploring the experiences of people living with hepatitis C is being conducted between September and October 2016. Conducted by MHP Communications in collaboration with The Hepatitis C Trust and the pharmaceutical company MSD (Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA in the United States and Canada), the survey looks to better understand the current barriers and challenges faced by people living with hepatitis C in the UK, and ascertain their views on the care and support they have received.
1 year 2 months ago
Following the publication of the Penrose Inquiry report on March 25th 2015, the Scottish Government established a working group to look into how to implement the Inquiry’s recommendation that the Scottish Government “takes all reasonable steps to offer an HCV test to everyone in Scotland who had a blood transfusion before September 1991 and who has not been tested for HCV.” The working group has now published its report, which has recommended that:
1 year 3 months ago
Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, today visited the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley to learn more about local efforts to combat hepatitis C.
1 year 3 months ago
Baroness Randerson, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health, hears from hepatitis C patients and health professionals about the impact of NHS England’s cap on treatment.
1 year 3 months ago
It is with enormous regret that we have to announce the death of one of our Trustees. David Enthoven died on 11th August. He was a wonderful and energetic trustee from the moment he joined the board in February 2010 and was completely committed to the Trust's goal of eliminating hepatitis C in the UK. He was also a truly lovely human being with an amazing career in the music business.  
1 year 3 months ago
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the First Minister of Scotland, today joined with opposition leaders to pledge her support for World Hepatitis Day, and re-iterated the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling viral hepatitis. In a statement, she said:
1 year 3 months ago
Today, on World Hepatitis Day, The Hepatitis C Trust has announced the re-establishment of the Hepatitis C Parliamentary Champions group. Co-ordinated by The Hepatitis C Trust, the group is made up of a cross-party selection of MSPs and has the aim of ensuring that hepatitis C stays firmly on the political agenda in Scotland. By working together with The Hepatitis C Trust, the Champions will ensure that the best interests of people with hepatitis C in Scotland are represented in the Scottish Parliament.
1 year 4 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust welcomes the reforms to the infected blood support scheme, which were announced yesterday by the Prime Minister following a Government consultation on its proposals earlier this year. 
1 year 5 months ago
On 28th May, at the 69th World Health Assembly, the UK joined with 193 other countries in adopting the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis 2016 - 2021. This strategy is the first of its kind, and commits all those adopting it to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
1 year 6 months ago
This week, the UK will join 193 countries to change the course of history for viral hepatitis. At the 69th World Health Assembly, taking place from 23-28 May 2016, governments will decide to adopt or reject the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis, 2016 – 2021, which sets a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis B and C by 2030.

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