Hepatitis C in the UK: 2015 report


Jul 2015 by Public Health England
This annual report, from Public Health England, provides an overview of the current hepatitis C landscape across the UK. Its key findings include:

- An estimated 214,000 people have chronic hepatitis C in the UK.

- Deaths from hepatitis C-related end stage liver disease and liver cancer have doubled in the last decade.

- The numbers of tests carried out in primary care is increasing, suggesting that awareness of hepatitis C may be increasing in this setting.

- Injecting drug use continues to be the most important risk factor for hepatitis C in the UK, with half of all people who inject drugs (PWID) in England and Wales thought to have been infected; 53% of all PWID in Scotland, and 23% in Northern Ireland.