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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04547: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 10 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been treated for hepatitis C since 2013, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 22 November 2016

Details are as follows:

NHS Board

Number commencing therapy in 2012-2013

Number commencing therapy in 2013-2014

Number commencing therapy in 2014-2015

Number commencing therapy in 2015-2016

Ayrshire & Arran

48

38

64

101

Borders

9

11

7

17

Dumfries & Galloway

28

26

39

40

Fife

37

33

50

50

Forth Valley

97

76

66

82

Grampian

113

129

154

195

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

361

328

454

701

Highland

33

22

39

36

Lanarkshire

94

86

75

111

Lothian

121

135

168

224

Orkney

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shetland

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tayside

107

118

157

161

Western Isles

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Scotland

1048

1002

1273

1724

There is no data for NHS Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles because there are no specialist Hepatitis C services available in these Board areas. It is also worth noting that treatment initiations in 2015-16 are based on the NHS board where treatment was administered. In the years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15, treatment initiations are based on the patient’s NHS board of residence where known.