Date lodged: 7 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many prisons offer opt-out testing for hepatitis C, as recommended in the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus updated framework.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 22 March 2017
Opt-out blood borne virus testing Hepatitis C is conducted for all new prisoners at HMP Castle Huntly, Cornton Vale, Glenochil, Grampian, Kilmarnock, Perth, Polmont, Shotts, Barlinne, Greenock, Dumfries and Low Moss. We are working with NHS boards to deliver the service in the remaining prisons.