Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans Public Health England has to update the template, Hepatitis C: commissioning template for estimating disease prevalence, published in March 2014.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England is working on providing updated estimates of hepatitis C (HCV) prevalence and disease burden at the sub-national level, covering the 22 Operational Delivery Network (ODN) areas that deliver HCV treatments in England.

The new ODN HCV profile tool will make use of a broad range of HCV indicator data, including: surveillance data on HCV prevalence in people who inject drugs; the size of this key at-risk population; treatment and diagnoses, and; severe HCV-related liver disease. Modelling work is underway to link these data sources in a local ODN-level epidemic model, which will provide more robust estimates of prevalence, proportion diagnosed, future disease burden and projected impact of treatment for each ODN.

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