Nick Rank and John Fox

For World Hepatitis Day, Forward Leeds are spending three days cycling in Penny Pocket Park. The city’s drug and alcohol service is working together with the Hepatitis C Trust to raise awareness of the virus and encourage people to get tested. In the three days up to and including World Hepatitis Day on the 28…

For World Hepatitis Day 2021, Forward Leeds are spending three days cycling in Penny Pocket Park. The city’s drug and alcohol service is working together with the Hepatitis C Trust to raise awareness of the virus and encourage people to get tested. In the three days up to and including World Hepatitis Day on the…

Angela Clough

Angela Clough, Administrator at Forward Leeds’s Kirkgate hub has won the service’s first monthly Outstanding Achievement Award. Angela played a major role in the #BeFreeOfHepC testing in May, testing 82 people in one month for hepatitis C. Angela said: “It’s amazing to be the first winner of this award. I’ve been at Forward Leeds since…

Forward Leeds is part of a new campaign, encouraging people to get tested for Hepatitis C called, ‘Be Free of Hep C’. The campaign starts on April 26 with an Awareness Week, then continues through May. The campaign is a collaboration with the Hepatitis C Trust, Gilead Sciences and other alcohol and drug services including…

Forward Leeds has signed up to a new Hepatitis C Action Plan to mark World Hepatitis Day on 28th July. The action plan aims to further increase testing for Hepatitis C, ensuring specialist pathways and onsite treatment for the virus. Lee Wilson, Operations Director with the Leeds drug and alcohol recovery service, said: “We know…

“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…

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