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Scottish Parliament: World AIDS Day (6 Dec 2018)

Ruth Maguire: raise awareness of HIV and to promote sexual health. That includes making condoms freely available in community venues in the areas where Waverley Care works, alongside offering testing for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Waverley Care also supports people with other issues affecting the African community, including immigration, housing, managing money and employment. Women make up...

Sport: Drugs - Question for Short Debate (3 Dec 2018)

Lord Addington: ...effective tool to get on the education pathway. Another problem is that many of these drugs are taken by injection. All the problems associated with injecting any form of drug then come into play. Hepatitis C, HIV, you name it: everything that is tied in with needle sharing is there. There are also behavioural problems— “roid rage”, I think it is called—and a great increase in the...

Health: Tuberculosis - Question (29 Nov 2018)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the greatest barrier to tackling HIV and its comorbidities, such as TB and hepatitis, is the continuing burden of the criminalisation of homosexuality in so many countries, which makes proper health education almost impossible? Will he restate the Government’s strong and very welcome commitment to tackling that scourge of criminalisation?

Scottish Parliament: Public Health Crisis (Drugs and Alcohol) (28 Nov 2018)

Alison Johnstone: ...draft strategy, such as its lack of focus on reducing blood-borne virus transmission, are simply not reflected in the Conservatives’ proposals. In Scotland, we have made a commitment to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030, and the final drugs and alcohol strategy at least supports that ambition and intends to make hepatitis treatment in the community a part of future addiction services. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Standards (21 Nov 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: ...Round to ensure that the schemes reflect the latest clinical priorities. CQUIN has demonstrably helped secure improvements in certain areas: e.g. sepsis and venous thromboembolism management, hepatitis C treatment and staff flu vaccinations. However, we are also aware that some indicators have been less impactful, for example where we have pursued complex service changes or goals without...

Government Vision on Prevention - Statement (6 Nov 2018)

Baroness Masham of Ilton: ...assure us that some of the most important things that are not in the Statement are not downgraded? They are antibiotic resistance, vaccination and immunisation, drug misuse, the prevention of hepatitis C in prisons and sexually transmitted diseases which are becoming resistant.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Harvoni (5 Nov 2018)

Steve Brine: ...pricing in return for market share. This process has allowed for an increase in the number of patients being cured within the available resources, with in excess of 30,000 patients with hepatitis C treated so far. The NHS is currently undertaking a long-term strategic procurement to increase treatment and improve value further. NHS England’s Commercial Medicines Unit’s six-monthly...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Drugs (5 Nov 2018)


Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill (26 Oct 2018)

Trudy Harrison: ..., I was devastated to learn of other accounts, particularly that of Jade Gulliver’s sister. Jade, a mum to two little boys, died at just 27 while waiting for a liver transplant. She had viral hepatitis. Her sister said: “You hear about transplants on the telly, but you never expect it to happen to someone you know. She kept getting sicker and sicker. I can’t explain what it was...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services (24 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...primary care co-commissioning; and - Specialised services. A list of the specialised services is attached. NHS England also directly commissions the following public health services: - Neonatal hepatitis B immunisation; - Maternal Pertussis immunisation; - Bacillus Calmette–Guéri vaccine (against tuberculosis and leprosy); - Diptheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, haemophilus...

Drugs Policy — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (23 Oct 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ...tragedy of those deaths is that most were avoidable. These people did not die because they overdosed; they died because they were using dirty needles or other paraphernalia and they contracted hepatitis C or HIV from other users. They died because the stuff they were taking was either cut with toxic substances or was far more powerful than they expected it to be. In some cases, they died...

Business of the House (18 Oct 2018)

Melanie Onn: .... A young man of 25, Josse Jackson, has been sentenced to 12 weeks for attacking two police officers, including a policewoman, spitting blood-filled spit at them, saying that he had AIDS and hepatitis C, and threatening to bite them. He got only a 12-week sentence. The chief constable and the Labour police and crime commissioner, Keith Hunter, have called for stronger sentences for these...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Contamination (16 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: ...the outcome of those treatments. This includes the records for anyone who has contracted infections following treatment with infected blood or blood products. Any individual who has contracted hepatitis C or HIV due to infected blood will have been offered the most effective treatments available at the time of their diagnosis, based on expert clinical assessment, and kept under review...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine (16 Oct 2018)

Steve Brine: ...were carried out in 2013; 7,604,000 were carried out in 2014; 7,778,264 were carried out in 2015; 7,808,902 were carried out in 2016 and 7,772,537 were carried out in 2017. Data on testing for hepatitis A/B/C and herpes simplex virus are not available prior to 2015. Therefore, the STI testing total from 2015 onwards is not directly comparable to data from previous years. Data are not...

Scottish Parliament: Remand (3 Oct 2018)

David Stewart: ..., obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. However, access to national screening for remand prisoners is also needed. For instance, they should be tested for blood-borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C. Testing is currently inconsistent, poorly managed and the treatment is not confidential, which clearly discourages testing and therefore treatment. However, it should be noted that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Contamination (6 Sep 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: The value of ex-gratia support that the England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) pays to beneficiaries historically infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV from National Health Service blood or blood products is not taken into account as income when a benefit assessment is carried out. If an individual beneficiary’s income is reduced for any reason, such as a cut to benefit payments,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood Diseases (6 Sep 2018)

Steve Brine: Data are not collected for all blood borne viruses (BBV). However, Public Health England collects data on the number of people with Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, Human T-cell virus, and HIV infections in England at national and local level. This includes monitoring universal BBV screening programmes in pregnant women and blood donors. Where available, both national and local data on BBV...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Contamination (4 Sep 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: ...beneficiaries within their jurisdictions. The English and Scottish schemes are different, for example, the Scottish scheme does not provide for regular annual payments for everyone with Stage 1 hepatitis C, nor for a Special Category Mechanism (SCM) for higher payments which again is open to all with stage 1 hepatitis C which has been shown to have a substantial and long-term negative...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis (19 Jul 2018)

Ivan Lewis: ...Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148619, if he will set a publication date for Public Health England’s Operational Delivery Network Hepatitis C profile tool.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis (11 Jul 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people accessed treatment for hepatitis C in 2017-18 in (a) the Thames Valley Hep C Operational Delivery Network and (b) throughout England.

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