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Hepatitis C in the UK: 2008 report - Health Protection Agency

2008's report details the action being taken at a local and national level to tackle hepatitis C across the United Kingdom (UK). Since the Agency's first annual hepatitis report for England, published in 2005, government action plans have been published in all countries of the UK. Each of the plans reflects the different priorities and concerns of that country, taking into consideration the differing systems for service delivery and the level of local accountability versus national coordination within each country. The countries are at different stages of implementation but all share common goals. We outline here the common major achievements and aspirations that are shared across the UK.

Hepatitis C in England. The Health Protection Annual Report 2007

2007's report provides an update on progress towards the Hepatitis C Action Plan. The number of newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis C infection in England in 2006 was 10% higher than in 2005, suggesting that diagnosis is increasing. Between 2002 and 2006 there has been an almost ten-fold increase in the number of hepatitis C tests carried out in specialist drug services. In addition, testing at GP surgeries has continued to remain high.

Department of Health’s Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign

2009 will see the relaunch of the Department of Health’s hepatitis C awareness campaign to help improve the detection and diagnosis of the virus, as there is effective treatment available to prevent progression to serious liver disease.

"Prof: The life of Sheila Sherlock – The Liver Queen"

A biography by Om P Sharma MD FRCP

A new biography of Dame Sheila Sherlock has been published. An order form and review by Professor Andrew Burroughs may be viewed below:

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