Hepatitis C in the UK - 2012 Report


Jul 2012 by Health Protection Agency
The most recent national estimates in 2012 suggested that around 216,000 individuals were chronically infected with hepatitis C (HCV) in the UK. Both hospital admissions and deaths from HCV-related end stage liver disease (ESLD) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are continuing to rise. In England, statistical modelling predicts that 15,840 individuals will be living with HCV-related cirrhosis or HCC in England in 2020 if left untreated. This Health Protection Agency report presents data on preventing infection, raising awareness, testing, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland for 2012.