§ Yvette Cooper
The Department of Health is setting up a steering group with the following terms of referenceTo oversee development of the Department's strategic approach to hepatitis C by bringing together issues relating to prevention, control and treatment and to produce a document within the year, for consultation with the NHS, professional bodies and the voluntary and community sectors.
The proposed membership of the group is as follows:
Steering group membership
ChairmanProfessor Howard Thomas, Imperial College School of Medicine, London and Chairman, Advisory Group on Hepatitis
Members356WJim Camp, Needle Exchange ForumMs Hannah Cinamon, Health Promotion EnglandProfessor Chris Day, Medical School, Newcastle UniversityMs Jo Guy, Hepatology Nurse Specialist, Southampton General HospitalDr. Paul Hatton, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, Leeds Health Authority and member. Advisory Group on Hepatitis
Ms Lorraine Hewitt,Action on Hepatitis C and member, Advisory Council on the Misuse of DrugsNigel Hughes, British Liver TrustDr. Will Irving, Department of Microbiology, University of Nottingham and member, Advisory Group on HepatitisGrant McNally, National Drug Users Development AgencyDr. Mary Ramsay,[...] Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance CentreProfessor Gerry Stimson, Centre for Research on Drugs and Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, LondonProfessor John Strang, Director of the National Addiction Centre, Maudsley Hospital, London and member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of DrugsMs Monique Tomlinson, MainlinersDr. Martyn Wake, General Practitioner, south west London.