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 support is in place for the provision of public health initiatives in localities considered by Public Health England to have a high prevalence of hepatitis C.

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

Public Health England supports work on local prioritisation of hepatitis C services by producing factsheets for local government, publishing a template to support commissioning by estimating the number of people infected with hepatitis C locally and the costs of treatment. It has also published local liver profiles at local authority level which includes, key local statistics and prevention guidance on hepatitis C and questions for local authority Health and Wellbeing Boards to consider.

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