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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12382: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been (a) diagnosed with and (b) received treatment for hepatitis C in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 13 November 2017

NHS Board1

Annual number diagnosed with HCV by year of earliest positive specimen

<2008

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Cumulative number diagnosed

Ayrshire & Arran

1377

119

143

171

148

136

185

142

127

116

2664

Borders

190

22

24

21

23

27

33

28

19

23

410

Dumfries & Galloway

561

53

51

53

35

39

35

29

29

31

916

Fife

699

51

51

48

29

68

101

104

97

67

1315

Forth Valley

973

67

89

100

126

131

111

102

113

92

1904

Grampian

2583

167

202

167

252

166

169

177

135

145

4163

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

8612

537

749

753

715

549

558

619

524

502

14118

Highland

629

58

75

45

57

65

82

91

68

60

1230

Lanarkshire

2527

172

202

211

250

202

199

201

178

170

4312

Lothian

3292

195

191

252

312

239

236

312

313

247

5589

Orkney

14

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

25

Shetland

34

*

*

*

11

*

*

6

*

*

69

Tayside

1612

118

178

228

273

228

224

210

197

126

3394

Western Isles

12

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

5

30

Scotland

23116

1567

1960

2052

2232

1855

1940

2022

1814

1593

40151

This table contains the data available by calendar year to 31 December 2016 regarding the number of people reported to be diagnosed hepatitis C positive in Scotland.

1 ‘NHS Board’ refers to the person's NHS Board of residence, or where this is not known, the NHS Board of source of referral.

NHS Board (HCV treatment)

2011-12

2012-12

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

 

 

Ayrshire & Arran

57

48

38

64

106

117

 

Borders

10

9

11

7

15

28

 

Dumfries & Galloway

26

28

26

39

38

42

 

Fife

35

37

33

50

50

66

 

Forth Valley

66

97

76

66

100

81

 

Grampian

138

113

129

154

191

167

 

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

330

361

328

454

662

600

 

Highland

24

33

22

39

64

78

 

Lanarkshire

85

94

86

75

138

130

 

Lothian*

135

121

135

168

246

239

 

Orkney

N/A

see below*

see below*

see below*

see below*

see below*

 

Shetland

N/A

see below*

see below*

see below*

see below*

see below*

 

Tayside

96

107

118

157

164

183

 

Western Isles

N/A

see below*

see below*

see below*

see below*

see below*

 

Orkney/Shetland/Western Isles

N/A

4

2

0

8

8

 

Scotland

1002

1052

1004

1273

1782

1739

 

This table contains the data by financial year for people initiated onto hepatitis C treatment in Scotland to 2016-17.

Hepatitis C treatment data by NHS Board has only been reported routinely since 2011-12.

*2011-12 initiations are based on the NHS Board where treatment was administered, however 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13 initiates are based on NHS Board of residence where known.

The Orkney/Shetland/Western Isles data are summarised as a collective total and proportion in a combined Island NHS Board field.

NA - not applicable. There are no specialist HCV services available in these NHS Board areas.