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.
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