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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.UK.

Diagnosis and management

Data collection

Epidemiology

Historic data on acute hepatitis C and sentinel surveillance of hepatitis as well as other blood-borne virus testing, are available.

  1. Hepatitis C in the East of England: annual data
  2. Hepatitis C in the East Midlands: annual reports
  3. Hepatitis C in London: annual reports
  4. Hepatitis C in the North East: annual data
  5. Hepatitis C in the North West: annual data
  6. Hepatitis C in the South East: annual review
  7. Hepatitis C in the West Midlands: annual data
  8. Hepatitis C in Yorkshire and Humber: annual review
  9. Hepatitis C in England and the UK
  10. Hepatitis C (England and Wales): 2019
  11. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2018
  12. Shooting Up: infections among people who inject drugs in the UK
  13. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2017
  14. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2016
  15. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2015
  16. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2014
  17. Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2013
  18. Sentinel surveillance of blood borne virus testing in England: 2013
  19. Hepatitis C service audit in a sample of prisons in England
  20. Targeting testing in England: sentinel surveillance of bloodborne virus testing
  21. Hepatitis C treatment monitoring in England

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 27 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added Hepatitis C in the North West: 2017 data.

  2. Added 'Hepatitis C in the East Midlands: annual reports'.

  3. Added Hepatitis C annual reports pages for London, west-midlands, east of England, Yorkshire and Humber and south-east.

  4. Added Hepatitis C in the North East: annual data.

  5. Added 'Hepatitis C (England and Wales): 2019'.

  6. Added 'Hepatitis C in the West Midlands: annual data' to the Epidemiology section.

  7. Added 'Hepatitis C in the East of England: annual data.'

  8. Added 'Hepatitis C in Yorkshire and Humber: annual review' to the epidemiology section.

  9. Added Hepatitis C: interventions for patient case-finding and linkage to care.

  10. Added: 'Antiviral resistance testing in the management of hepatitis C virus infection.'

  11. Added Hepatitis C treatment monitoring in England report.

  12. Added Hepatitis C: patient re-engagement exercise.

  13. Added 2017 reports to the epidemiology section.

  14. Added Hepatitis C in South East PHE Centre report for 2015 to collection.

  15. First published.