Hepatitis C: guidance, data and analysis

The characteristics, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of hepatitis C (Hep C, HCV).

Hepatitis means swelling or inflammation of the liver. The most common causes of hepatitis are viral infections. Hepatitis C is a virus that can cause long-lasting infection and is transmitted when blood from an infected person gets into the bloodstream of another.

For symptoms and general information on hepatitis C, visit NHS Choices.

Diagnosis and management

Data collection


Historic data on acute hepatitis C and sentinel surveillance of hepatitis(and other blood-borne virus testing) are available.

  1. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2016

    • Research and analysis
  2. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2015

    • Research and analysis
  3. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2014

    • Research and analysis
  4. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2013

    • Research and analysis
  5. Hepatitis C in England and the UK

    • Research and analysis
  6. Hepatitis C in London: annual review

    • Research and analysis
  7. Hepatitis C in the South East PHE Centre report

    • Guidance
  8. Sentinel surveillance of blood borne virus testing in England: 2013

    • Research and analysis
  9. Targeting testing in England: sentinel surveillance of bloodborne virus testing

    • Guidance
  10. Hepatitis C service audit in a sample of prisons in England

    • Research and analysis
  11. Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK

    • Research and analysis

Occupational exposure

UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) gives advice on guidance on healthcare workers infected with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Commissioning heathcare services

Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 18 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added Hepatitis C in South East PHE Centre report for 2015 to collection.
  2. First published.