Hepatitis C: Progress towards achieving elimination in Wales

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Following an inquiry into hepatitis C, the Welsh Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published this report. The report makes four main recommendations to the Welsh Government: that the Welsh Government produces a comprehensive national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, with clear ambitious targets, and workforce planning built in, and provides sustainable funding until elimination is achieved; implementation of a targeted awareness raising campaign to reach out to at risk communities; to write to Local Health Board Finance Directors and Chief Executives to emphasise that national treatment targets for hepatitis C must be considered as minimum targets, to be exceeded wherever possible; and to provide additional investment to improve hepatitis C testing in Welsh prisons.
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