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Hepatitis C in the UK

Hepatitis Report 2009

Updated estimates suggest that around 216,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C in the UK. The HPA publishes reports on surveillance of infection numbers, and on action plans and work programmes in place to help tackle the infection, particularly in marginalised populations.

Other titles related to blood-borne infections:

  • Eye of the Needle - United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers
  • Safe Supplies - Annual Report from the NHS Blood and Transplant/Health Protection Agency
  • Shooting Up - Infections among people who inject drugs in the UK
  • Hepatitis Sentinel Surveillance - reports of sentinel surveillance of hepatitis summarises information on testing for hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, as well as HIV and HTLV, across all regions in England
  • HIV in the UK - see the HIV and STI publications

 
  • Hepatitis C in London: 2012 data
    Hepatitis C remains a major public health problem, an estimated 60,000 people in London have been infected with hepatitis C (i.e. they are hepatitis C antibody positive), of whom, an estimated 40% remain undiagnosed. This report focuses on the epidemiology of hepatitis C in London, using in the main, routinely available surveillance data.
    Added/updated: 6 May 2014
  • Hepatitis C in the UK: 2013 report
    Hepatitis C predominantly affects marginalised groups of society, including people who inject drugs and minority ethnic populations, and so the government policy gives us a clear mandate to tackle hepatitis C. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended treatments exist that can clear the virus in the majority of patients, and new treatments are on the horizon that have the potential to be more easily accessed in community settings.
    Added/updated: 2 September 2013
  • An audit of hepatitis C services in a representative sample of English prisons, 2013
    The audit goal is to improve the care of people with hepatitis C in prison as well as the quality of clinical services. The audit also aimed to ascertain the extent best practice guidance was being followed by prisons, and provide objective evidence and intelligence for the future commissioners and service providers of hepatitis C services.
    Added/updated: 29 May 2013
  • Hepatitis C in London: annual review (2011 data)
    Hepatitis C remains a major public health problem, with an estimated 216,000 adults living with chronic infection in the UK (0.4%). In response to the Hepatitis C Action Plan for England, published in 2004, public health action is focused on four main areas; prevention of new infections, increasing awareness of infection, increasing testing and diagnosis and getting diagnosed individuals into treatment and care. This report focuses on the epidemiology of hepatitis C in London, using in the main, routinely available surveillance data.
    Added/updated: 24 September 2013
  • National survey of hepatitis C services in prisons in England: July 2012
    In partnership with Offender Health and the Department of Health’s National Liver Disease Strategy Team, the HPA’s Prison Infection Prevention Team carried out a survey of hepatitis C services in prisons in England between September and November 2011.
    Added/updated: 27 July 2012
  • Hepatitis C in the UK: 2012 report
    Recent national estimates suggest that around 216,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C (HCV) in the UK; most of this infection (~90%) is genotype 1 and genotype 3.
    Added/updated: 29 August 2012
  • Epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in the North West 2010: an update 2011
    This report focuses on epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in the North West region using surveillance data that are routinely available.
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012
  • Hepatitis C in the UK: 2011 report
    Prevention continues to be vital if the pool of infected individuals is to be stopped from growing further. Evidence is emerging of the possible effectiveness of new approaches to prevention, such as the treatment of active injecting drug users. This will provide an opportunity to establish services in alternative settings, including primary care and drug services.
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012
  • Hepatitis C in London: annual review (2009 data)
    Hepatitis C remains a major public health problem with an estimated 185,000 individuals with chronic infection in the UK. The Hepatitis C Action Plan for England, published in 2004, specified areas for action which included surveillance and research,increasing awareness and reducing undiagnosed infections, high-quality health and social care services and prevention. This report focuses on the epidemiology of hepatitis C in London, using in the main, routinely available surveillance data .
    Added/updated: 24 September 2013
  • Hepatitis C in the UK: 2009 report
    This report details the action being taken at a local and national level to tackle hepatitis C across the United Kingdom (UK).
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012
  • Hepatitis C in the UK: 2008 report
    This report details the action being taken at a local and national level to tackle hepatitis C across the United Kingdom (UK).
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012
  • Hepatitis C in England. The Health Protection Annual Report 2007
    This year's report provides an update on progress towards the Hepatitis C Action Plan.
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012
  • Hepatitis C in England: an update 2006
    Summarising current knowledge of the infection and the action being taken to tackle it.
    Added/updated: 7 January 2013
  • Hepatitis C in England - The First Health Protection Agency Annual Report: 2005
    First annual report on hepatitis C in England.
    Added/updated: 13 January 2012