To mark World Hepatitis Day, the I’m Worth… campaign is launching a survey – and needs your views.
In England, around 160,000 people are infected with hepatitis C, the majority of whom are from marginalised and under-served groups in society, such as people who inject drugs (PWID). (1)
If left untreated, hepatitis C can cause serious or potentially life threatening complications like liver cancer. (2)
To mark this year’s World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, DDN is partnering with the I’m Worth… campaign to conduct a survey of DDN readers. I’m Worth… aims to address the stigma that many people with hepatitis C face, encouraging and empowering people living with hepatitis C to access diagnosis, care and services no matter how or when they were infected.
The I’m Worth… survey aims to gain insight into the opportunities and challenges that you are faced with when working with those affected by hepatitis C. We are hoping to understand the barriers to patient engagement, the most effective channels of communication, the resources available and any unmet needs.
We want to hear from YOU, the people working day to day with PWIDs and other marginalised groups where there is a high prevalence of people with, or at risk of, hepatitis C.
Please complete our short survey to share your thoughts on what support, resources and care could improve the lives of those affected by hepatitis C.
2, Public Health England. Hepatitis C in England: 2017 Report.
http://www.hcvaction.org.uk/sites/default/files/resources/hepatitis_c_in_england_2017_report.pdf [Accessed: July 2017]
2, NHS Choices: Hepatitis C. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-c/pages/introduction.aspx [Accessed July 2017]
The I’m Worth… campaign has been developed and paid for by Gilead Sciences Ltd, a science-based pharmaceutical company. Content development has been supported by input from numerous patient groups with an interest in hepatitis C in the UK.
HCV/UK/17-04/NM/1634b – July 2017