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Hepatitis C

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C. (203371)

We recognise the importance of hepatitis C as a public health issue. This is why we have set a clear national framework to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in the ‘Hepatitis C Action Plan for England’.

To support this, we are running a national hepatitis C awareness campaign for health care professionals and the public and funding improved epidemiological surveillance by the Health Protection Agency.