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Leading health professionals, charities and services come together to eliminate hepatitis C in London

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Steve Brine MP, will address delegates about this critical public health issue at 9.35am and the full agenda for the day is here. There are an estimated 41,500 people living with hepatitis C in London, many of whom are some of the most vulnerable and...

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Measuring the impact of the LJWG recommendations: learning from the pilots

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Is widespread screening for hepatitis C justified?

Koretz and colleagues raise several important issues on the strength of the evidence base for HCV case finding through widespread screening, HCV treatment and liver disease prevention[1]. We disagree, however, with their solution of mounting a large scale trial of screening. Such a trial would be expensive, take many years and may still fail to...

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How a Lambeth project integrated specialist services based on the LJWG consensus model to engage service users and provide equity of access to care.

How a Lambeth project integrated specialist services based on the LJWG consensus model to engage service users and provide equity of access to care. Kath Oakes and Dee Cunniffe describe the project in a the latest HCV Action video case study. View the full article here.

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Hepatitis C: Hunting the silent killer

More than 150 million people worldwide could have highly infectious hepatitis C without realising. There is a cure, but how will doctors find the people who need it? Patrick Strudwick investigates Read more about the article here.

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Blenheim highlight ’shameful health inequalities’ in annual report

Blenheim have pledged in their 2014 annual report to campaign for best practice and positive change to address the many health inequalities in the alcohol and substance misuse field. These inequalities include; 97% of people with hepatitis C go untreated despite the fact that there is a cure available for this potentially life threatening virus....

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2014 LJWG CONFERENCE

Over 200 delegates came together at London’s Guildhall on 17th November to discuss how to make the most of the opportunity to eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health issue. Click here to see the presentations  

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LJWG CONSENSUS UPDATE

We’ve updated our 2011 London Consensus to make it relevant to the NHS in London today, in the era of new treatments and opportunities. PRACTICAL STEPS TO ELIMINATING HEPATITIS C: A CONSENSUS FOR LONDON reinforces the need for urgent leadership to improve hepatitis C testing and treatment services in London for people with a history...

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LJWG part of Vision for Change with Hep C Coalition

The LJWG helps shape Vision for Change in Hepatitis C: Test, Treat, Cure, which sets out clear recommendations to transform the management of hepatitis C, enabling more people to reach cure, preventing thousands of unnecessary deaths and reducing the future burden on already strained health services. Download the PDF here

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LJWG response to NHS England abandoning Liver Strategy

LJWG response to NHS England abandoning Liver Strategy Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has announced that NHS England has abandoned plans to publish a National Liver Disease Outcomes Strategy.1 The London Joint Working Group on Substance Misuse and Hepatitis C (LJWG) believes that by failing to keep its promise to publish a Liver Strategy, the government has failed the...

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