The Penrose Inquiry recommendation

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

7 Conclusion

The SLWG recognises that Scotland has probably done more than any other country in addressing the challenges of Hepatitis C infection affecting both blood transfusion recipients and people predisposed to infection through other routes.

The SLWG, however, was determined that very considerable efforts should be made in ensuring that people at risk of infection through the transfusion route be offered an HCV test so that anyone infected can take full advantage of new, highly effective therapies.

The SLWG strongly and unanimously urges the Scottish Government to approve its three recommendations.


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