Hepatitis C action plan for Scotland: phase II (May 2008 - March 2011)

David Goldberg, G. Brown, Sharon Hutchinson, J. Dillon, A. Taylor, G. Howie, S. Ahmed, Kirsty Roy, M. King

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Abstract

In 2004, the Scottish Government recognised that 'Hepatitis C is one of the most serious and significant public health risks of our generation' [1]. By December 2006, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) estimated that 50,000 people in Scotland had been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and that 38,000 were chronic carriers (Figure 1) [2]. Following an extensive consultation in 2005, the Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer launched Scotland's' Action Plan for Hepatitis C' in September 2006 [3]. Its aims are to prevent the spread of hepatitis C, particularly among intravenous drug users (IDUs), to diagnose hepatitis C-infected people, particularly those who would most benefit from treatment; and to ensure that those infected receive optimal treatment, care and support. The plan is a two-phased one. Phase I, undertaken during September 2006 to March 2008, involved increasing awareness about hepatitis C among professionals and gathering evidence through numerous surveys and other investigations to inform proposals for the development of hepatitis C services during Phase II (2008-2011)[4]. This paper presents the key findings of the evidence gathering exercise, recommended actions stemming from the evidence and funding associated with the actions.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume13
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2008

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Goldberg, D., Brown, G., Hutchinson, S., Dillon, J., Taylor, A., Howie, G., ... King, M. (2008). Hepatitis C action plan for Scotland: phase II (May 2008 - March 2011). Eurosurveillance, 13(4-6), 1-2.
Goldberg, David ; Brown, G. ; Hutchinson, Sharon ; Dillon, J. ; Taylor, A. ; Howie, G. ; Ahmed, S. ; Roy, Kirsty ; King, M. / Hepatitis C action plan for Scotland : phase II (May 2008 - March 2011). In: Eurosurveillance. 2008 ; Vol. 13, No. 4-6. pp. 1-2.
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