Archive of: 2014

  • Hep C Coalition publishes Vision for Hepatitis C

    Today the Hepatitis C Coalition is calling for the government to improve hepatitis C services now to prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths.

    In our report, ‘A Vision for Change in Hepatitis C’, leading hepatitis C clinicians, patient and professional groups found that the current state of hepatitis C services in England is unacceptable. Deaths from hepatitis C have quadrupled since 1996 and are rising faster than any other disease in the UK’s five “big killers” list. Without earlier identification and more treatment, the burden of end stage liver disease, liver cancer and liver disease deaths from hepatitis C will continue to grow for at least the next 20 years.

    The Coalition has set out 8 clear recommendations, including the need for the development of a clear national implementation plan, improvements in diagnosis and screening and timely access to approved medicines.

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  • Hep C Vision Document Infographic

    The Hepatitis C Coalition’s Vision for Hepatitis C is summarised in a new infographic available now.

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  • PHE publishes local liver profiles

    As the Coalition prepares to launch its Vision document, the publication of this data is a welcome reminder of the need to improve services across the country.

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  • Publication of 'Hep C in the UK 2014' - Hep C Coalition responds

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  • NHS England agrees to fund sofosbuvir for 500 patients in urgent need

    NHS England agrees to fund sofosbuvir for 500 patients in urgent need

    NHS England has announced today that it will invest £18.7 million to fund treatment for a group of patients in the later stages of hepatitis C. 500 patients – all of whom have liver failure, with some awaiting a liver transplant – will receive the new drug sofosbuvir…

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  • Hepatitis C Coalition supports the LJWG symposium at EASL

    Hepatitis C Coalition supports the LJWG symposium at EASL

    The European Association for the Study of the Liver is holding its annual International Liver Congress in London on 9th-13th April. Over 10,000 leading hepatologists are expected to attend, sharing their latest research, taking part in workshops and discussing liver disease…

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  • Hepatitis C Coalition A3 Change Proposal

    Hepatitis C Coalition A3 Change Proposal

    NHS England is currently developing its five-year strategy for specialised services. As part of this work, it is engaging with stakeholders to shape the overarching themes of the strategy and understand how the transformation of individual services can deliver value for money.

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