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New: agenda & speakers for our annual conference – June 16th

As we work together to make London the first global city to eliminate hepatitis C, this conference is a key opportunity to hear from experts and network with colleagues from across all relevant sectors. The event will be primarily in-person at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ and we encourage as...

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New report: peer-based needle exchange service in London

With 43% of people who inject drugs reporting sharing needles or works in 2020, the overall level of hepatitis C transmission changing little in recent years and infections amongst people who inject drugs increasing, there is clearly a need for renewed investment and innovation in harm reduction services. Funded by Hackney Council as part of...

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Mayor of London thanks everyone involved in hepatitis C elimination efforts in London

Sadiq said: On World Hepatitis Day, I’m pleased to join leaders across the world to pledge my support for eliminating hepatitis C here in London. The NHS, Public Health England, charities and patient advocates across London have been working tirelessly in recent years to raise awareness of hepatitis C, offer testing to people who have...

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UK embraces Spring Euro Testing Week after year of disruption from COVID-19

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London comes together to treat hepatitis C during lockdown

Today the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C (LJWG) launched a report, supported by the Mayor of London, to spotlight the partnership that came together to offer hepatitis C testing and treatment interventions for the homeless population in London during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hepatitis C, a virus that attacks the liver,...

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New partnership to eliminate hepatitis C in London kicks off at City Hall

02.03.20: Today, charities, doctors, nurses, addictions specialists, peer support workers and public health leads from across London are coming together to kick off plans for a ‘Routemap to eliminating hepatitis C in London’. This will set the direction for London to become the first global city to eliminate hepatitis C, ahead of the World Health...

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2020 Conference Agenda

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New report builds on evidence for expanding hepatitis C testing, and offering hepatitis C treatment, in pharmacies

The report’s findings build on ‘phase 1’ of the pilot and follows NHS England’s announcement in July that they will invest £4 million over the next 2 years in rolling out hepatitis C testing in selected pharmacies across the country. Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus that affects the liver and is transmitted by...

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New report calls for organisations involved with hepatitis C testing, treatment and care to improve data sharing

The new report, ‘Joining the Dots: Linking pathways to hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment’, highlights that, with people being diagnosed with hepatitis C at various different locations such as at a drugs service, prison, GP practice, or outreach service, it is crucial these organisations have systems that can process and share patient information efficiently. Effective...

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£4 million pledged to testing for hepatitis C in community pharmacies

The announcement came this week with the publication of The Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework for 2019/20 to 2023/24 by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee. The Framework sets out that over 2019/20 and 2020/21, £2 million will be invested each year to support hepatitis...

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