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The race to eliminate hepatitis C in England: where we have come from and how we will reach the finish line

15 Jun 2022
NHS England stand mini theatre

The global race to eliminate hepatitis C is picking up pace and urgency. In England, we stand a strong chance of winning ‘gold’ due to NHS England’s Hepatitis C (HCV) Elimination Programme.

Since 2015, the HCV Elimination Programme has worked tirelessly with partners in government, the charitable and pharmaceutical sectors to deliver a series of world-leading initiatives to eliminate hepatitis C before the global goal of 2030.

In this session, attendees will hear about the major milestones met to date which have kept the NHS in England on track to eliminate the virus ahead of 2030 whilst supporting the realisation of ambitions within the NHS Long Term Plan to reduce health inequalities. The session will also lay out the final phase of the programme which will involve several innovative and world-first initiatives designed to find, test and treat the remaining people living with hepatitis C in England.

Speakers
Graham Foster, Professor of Hepatology at Queen Mary University of London and National Clinical Lead for the HCV Elimination Programme - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Lauren Hughes, Director of Strategy, Transformation and Quality in the National Specialised Commissioning Directorate - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Mark Gillyon-Powell, Head of HCV Elimination Programme - NHS England and Improvement
Rachel Halford, CEO - The Hepatitis C Trust