Public Health England’s (PHE’s) multi-agency National Strategic Group on Viral Hepatitis is committed to working towards the World Health Organization goal to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030.
NHS England routinely screen pregnant women for hepatitis B and have also implemented opt-out blood-borne virus testing across prisons. This can be viewed at the following links:
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance on increasing testing available treatment for hepatitis B and C at the following link:
PHE has published evidence reviews, co-produced educational modules, developed health promotional materials on hepatitis B and C infection and launched a hepatitis C patient re-engagement exercise at the following links:
In 2019, NHS England made additional resources available to increase hepatitis C case finding and treatment which include: peer to peer support programmes and an incentivised payment model to engage and encourage testing people in high risks groups, and intensive test and treat programmes in prisons settings.