Hepatitis

Department of Health written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Conservative, Eddisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial incentives are available for primary and secondary public health providers for screening programmes to improve diagnosis rates of hepatitis C in (a) localities considered by Public Health England to have a high prevalence of hepatitis C and (b) Cheshire.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

There are currently no national direct financial incentives for screening programmes to improve the diagnostic rates for hepatitis C. However, NHS England sub-regions, working with other commissioners, have the ability to implement local incentives to improve diagnosis. The Department does not hold any information about any such local incentives that might have been put in place, including Cheshire.

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