Department of Health written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with hepatitis C in each of the last five years.

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

Public Health England only receives laboratory reports of hepatitis C cases from England and Wales.

Laboratory reports of hepatitis C, England and Wales, 2010 to 2014


2010 (i)

2011 (ii)

2012 (iii)

2013 (iv)

2014 (v)







Across the United Kingdom, more individuals are being tested for hepatitis C and over the last five years particular improvements have been seen in primary care where surveillance indicates that testing has risen by 21% in England (vi).


(i) Health Protection Report Vol 5. No. 29 22 July 2011

(ii) Health Protection Report Vol 6. No. 30 27 July 2012

(iii) Health Protection Report Vol.7 No. 30 26 July 2013

(iv) Health Protection Report Vol 98 No. 29 25 July 2014

(v) Health Protection Report Vol 9 No. 26 24 July 2015

(vi) Hepatitis C in the UK; 2015 report. Public Health England

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