“Don’t Live in Doubt”, a short film made by Forward Leeds came second in a competition organised by the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination. The film encourages people to get tested and treated for hepatitis C. It uses the testimonies of those who have been cleared of hepatitis C to emphasise how treatment has improved…

“Don’t Live in Doubt”, a short film made by Forward Leeds is being shown on the big screen in Millennium Square in the centre of Leeds. The film encourages people to get tested and treated for hepatitis C. It uses the testimonies of those who have been cleared of hepatitis C to emphasise how treatment…

Don’t live in doubt Get tested, get treated What is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (hep C) is carried in the blood. It affects the liver by preventing it from working properly by infecting the liver cells and causing inflammation. Over time, the inflammation can cause scarring (fibrosis) which could eventually cause significant damage…

Forward Leeds says ‘don’t live in doubt‘ where hepatitis C is concerned. The city’s alcohol and drug service have developed a number of resources, highlighting how much easier it now is to get tested and treated for hepatitis C. The campaign, developed in conjunction with staff from the hepatology department of St James’s Hospital and…

Forward Leeds are having a focus on encouraging people to get tested and treated ahead of World Hepatitis Day. Staff in the Forward Leeds hubs will be wearing t-shirts and wristbands on Friday 26 July to motivate people who may have been at risk to get themselves checked. World Hepatitis Day takes place on Sunday…

On Friday 11 July the work of Forward Leeds was recognised as part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) Time to Shine 2018 awards. Time to Shine is an annual event that the Trust holds to recognise and celebrate outstanding work. The Award for Collaborative Working was given to the LTHT Hepatology Department and…

Staff at Forward Leeds are helping those with hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus (BBV) to help themselves. A new BBV peer support group will meet monthly at the Forward Leeds Kirkgate hub. Initially, it will be for clients and former clients of Forward Leeds. Karen Towning, BBV Nurse at Forward Leeds said: “We recognised there…

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