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Publication - Report

The Penrose Inquiry recommendation

Published: 2 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786523907

Short-life working group report on the Penrose Inquiry recommendation on infection of people with Hepatitis C from NHS treatment.

64 page PDF

1.1MB

64 page PDF

1.1MB

Contents
The Penrose Inquiry recommendation
2 Terms of Reference of the Short-Life Working Group

64 page PDF

1.1MB

2 Terms of Reference of the Short-Life Working Group

  • To assess the extent of the problem - i.e. estimated numbers of living HCV-infected individuals who acquired their infection through blood transfusion in the UK pre-1991 and who remain undiagnosed and the estimated number of living HCV-infected individuals who acquired their infection through the receipt of plasma products pre-1987 and who remain undiagnosed.
  • To monitor the impact of the media coverage, following the publication of the Penrose Report and its recommendation, on HCV testing uptake and HCV positive yield in the relevant population.
  • To review past and current interventions to promote the diagnosis of HCV-infected individuals as above.
  • To consider if any further national/centralised action should be taken to identify such individuals in the context of action already taken and the likelihood of appreciable benefits.
  • To oversee the implementation of any additional national/centralised intervention if such an intervention is recommended by the Working Group and approved by Scottish Government.

Contact

Email: Robert Girvan, robert.girvan@gov.scot