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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.

Epidemiology

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: 2014

    • 23 January 2015
    • Research and analysis
  2. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2013

    • 25 April 2014
    • Research and analysis
  3. Hepatitis C in the UK

    • 31 July 2014
    • Research and analysis
  4. Hepatitis C in London: annual review

    • 5 February 2015
    • Research and analysis
  5. Sentinel surveillance of blood borne virus testing in England: 2013

    • 25 July 2014
    • Research and analysis
  6. Targeting testing in England: sentinel surveillance of bloodborne virus testing

    • 30 January 2013
    • Guidance
  7. Hepatitis C service audit in a sample of prisons in England

    • 29 May 2013
    • Research and analysis
  8. Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK

    • 5 November 2014
    • 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.

  1. Bloodborne viruses in healthcare workers: report exposures and reduce risks

    • 5 December 2012
    • Detailed guide
  2. Hepatitis C: guidance on the investigation and management of occupational exposure

    • 30 December 1999
    • Guidance
  3. Bloodborne viruses: Eye of the needle

    • 11 December 2014
    • Research and analysis
  4. Blood borne viruses: avoiding transmission from healthcare workers

    • 19 February 2012
    • Guidance

Commissioning heathcare services

  1. Hepatitis C: commissioning template for estimating disease prevalence

    • 3 March 2014
    • Form