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S5W-07162: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 10 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have hepatitis C, and how many of them have been reviewed for treatment.

Answered by: Shona Robison 2 March 2017

The latest Health Protection Scotland estimate from 2015 is that there were 35,900 people in Scotland living with chronic hepatitis C.

Approximately 8,600 people have been initiated on Hepatitis C Virus therapy since the launch of Scotland’s Hepatitis C Action Plan Phase II in 2008. This has contributed to a significant fall in the total number of infected people in Scotland, a reduction from a peak of 39,000 in 2009.