Hepatitis B
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Information, training & support on viral hepatitis

 

Hepatitis Scotland is the national voluntary sector organisation funded by the Scottish Government to help improve responses to viral hepatitis* prevention, treatment and support.

 

Hepatitis Scotland supports and leads the work of voluntary sector groups  in partnership with statutory agencies and patients towards:

  • reducing the spread of viral hepatitis
  • increasing the numbers of people diagnosed with viral hepatitis
  • improving access to hepatitis treatment and support
  • improving the range and quality of prevention, treatment and care services
  • reducing stigma associated with viral hepatitis.

Our key work focuses on:

  • information-sharing with professionals and people affected by viral hepatitis
  • training/capacity building and networking - fostering links with a range of¬† services including those working in drugs and sexual health and with vulnerable young people
  • patient involvement and representation - exploring the views of those affected by viral hepatitis

 

*Viral hepatitis is a disease which causes inflammation of the liver and can lead to serious illness and death if left untreated. It is estimated that around 39,000 people across Scotland are chronically infected with hepatitis C - many of them unaware they are carrying the virus - while hepatitis B infections are a growing cause of concern.

 

Training

Hepatitis Scotland offers free training on viral hepatitis primarily to non-statutory organisations. This includes specialist services working with drug users, generic services working with marginalised and disadvantaged young people (16-24 yrs, and services working with black and minority ethnic communities). If you wish to contact our Training and Development Officer please e-mail graham@hepatitisscotland.org.uk.

 

Hepatitis Scotland Training and Capacity Building (PDF): A guide to the Training and Capacity Building Services offered by Hepatitis Scotland.

 

Patient Involvement

Hepatitis Scotland endeavour to involve patients in the formation of viral hepatitis policy and care. As part of this we regularly seek to collect the views of patients by hosting a National Patient Forum at various times throughout the year. This is an opportunity to play a part in shaping policy, campaigns, events and more. If you are interested in participating in the National Forums please contact lesley@hepatitisscotland.org.uk.

 

Patient Opinion

Patient Opinion is an independent not for profit organisation who run a website where people can share (tell) their stories about their experiences with health services.

Patient Opinion make sure that your stories get to the right bit of the health services so that they can make a difference.

 

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Contact

Hepatitis Scotland
91 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

Telephone: 0141 225 0419
Fax: 0141 248 6414

 

Email:

enquiries@hepatitisscotland.org.uk 

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