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S5W-08625: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S5W-08238 by Aileen Campbell on 29 March 2017, whether it has undertaken any modelling to assess how many people will need to be treated for hepatitis C between 2020 and 2030.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 11 May 2017

The Scottish Government remains committed to the elimination of hepatitis C as a serious public health concern in Scotland. Whilst there has not been modelling undertaken to assess the number of people who will need to be held further between 2020-2030, Current work is focussed on delivering a 75% reduction in the annual number of people developing hepatitis C-related liver failure and/or liver cancer between by 2020, compared to 2015. This is supported by a target of initiating 1,800 people onto antiviral therapy in 2017-18.