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Work, Heath and Disability Consultation – Member Input

The Government’s Work, Heath and Disability Consultation closes at the end of this week. The Haemophilia Society has been working on a response to the series of consultation questions but would like further input from members on issues to raise or specific situations to highlight. Overall, we are pleased that

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Direct-acting Antiviral (DAA) treatment for Hepatitis C risks Hepatitis B reactivation

New guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advises that all hepatitis C patients should be screened for hepatitis B before starting treatment with new Direct-acting Antivirals (DAAs). If patients are infected with both viruses this does not preclude treatment but this should be monitored and managed.

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Westminster Justice Summit

The Haemophilia Society attended the Westminster Justice Summit today, hosted by Andy Burnham MP. At the event representatives from a large number of justice campaigns, including campaigners on contaminated blood shared their situations and challenges with the group. In his comments, Andy Burnham said there was a need to rebalance

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The winter edition of the EHC newsletter is out now

The latest newsletter from the European Haemophilia Consortium is now available on their website. For the final issue of their comprehensive care and haemophilia spotlight of the year, they interview Prof Geoffrey Dusheiko, an emeritus professor of medicine at the Royal Free Hospital (London) and the University College London School

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MPs vote for the Government to bring forward revised proposals for Contaminated Blood support

MPs today voted for the Government to bring forward revised proposals for Contaminated Blood support and approved, without a division, a motion criticising the reformed scheme announced this summer. In a debate in the House of Commons this afternoon on Reform of the support arrangements for people affected by contaminated

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