Preventative Action and Public Health


12 Nov 2018 by Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee
This report from Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee follows an inquiry into preventative action and public health. The report highlights the importance of testing and early treatment for hepatitis C, reports that the National Screening Committee is currently considering introducing screening for hepatitis C for pregnant women and notes that opt-out blood borne virus (BBV) testing for new prisoners in Scotland is being discussed with NHS Boards and the Scottish Prison Service. The Committee's report also calls on the Scottish Government to provide its assessment of the potential to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland and says it would “welcome any plans from the Scottish Government to introduce an elimination plan”.