Capital Challenge: Tackling Hepatitis C in London

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Mar 2013 by The Hepatitis C Trust
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Health inequalities are significant in London, with hepatitis C a highly unequal condition because of the populations it affects and associated poor health outcomes. In the capital, more than 50,000 people are living with hepatitis C. Two thirds are current or former injecting drug users, almost 10% are migrants (mostly from South Asian communities) and over 8% are men who have sex with men. Poor service provision is compounded by failure to address the needs of different groups living with hepatitis C.

 

This report sets out the status of hepatitis C and assesses current service provision at a local authority and NHS commissioner level, as a starting point for future joint working to tackle hepatitis C in London. 

 

Greater London