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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(and other blood-borne virus testing) are available.

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

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 28 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Hepatitis C in the East of England: annual data.'
  2. Added 'Hepatitis C in Yorkshire and Humber: annual review' to the epidemiology section.
  3. Added Hepatitis C: interventions for patient case-finding and linkage to care.
  4. Added: 'Antiviral resistance testing in the management of hepatitis C virus infection.'
  5. Added Hepatitis C treatment monitoring in England report.
  6. Added Hepatitis C: patient re-engagement exercise.
  7. Added 2017 reports to the epidemiology section.
  8. Added Hepatitis C in South East PHE Centre report for 2015 to collection.
  9. First published.