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1 year 11 months ago
Gilead’s pan-genotypic treatment Epclusa, which is a combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir has taken a step forward through The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approval process. NICE have published an appraisal consultation which indicates that the treatment may be approved as cost effective. There are many more hurdles for it to cross before it could be made available within the NHS.
1 year 12 months ago
Art on a Postcard are offering two exceptional chances to win a customised car bonnet by Jake and Dinos Chapman or Bob and Roberta Smith. Five hundred £25 lottery tickets will be made available for the chance to own one of these unique works of art, giving the lottery ticket holders a one in two hundred and fifty chance of owning artwork by major British contemporary artist. All money raised is in aid of The Hepatitis C Trust. Your order number will act as your lottery ticket number so keep it safe. Buying more than one ticket will increase your chances of winning.
2 years 1 week ago
Today, charities and patient organisations including The Hepatitis C Trust have joined forces for a display of unity, in response to the ‘divisive’ communications from NHS England over which specialised treatments it will fund. In a letter published today in The Times, leaders representing patients with rare or complex conditions, said: “Over recent weeks, we have been alarmed by the ‘divide and rule’ tactics used by NHS England when communicating which new treatments it will make available to patients.
2 years 2 weeks 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.
2 years 2 weeks 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:
2 years 4 weeks 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.
2 years 1 month 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.
2 years 1 month 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.  
2 years 1 month 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:
2 years 1 month 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.