In this report, data from three hepatitis C (HCV) surveillance systems are presented:
- hepatitis C diagnoses database – anonymised, epidemiological information from laboratory reports in Scotland since 1991, when HCV testing started
- hepatitis C test database – sentinel surveillance of all individuals tested for hepatitis C in NHS Grampian, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian and NHS Tayside
- hepatitis C treatment initiates – a prospective surveillance system for monitoring the number of individuals initiated onto treatment on a monthly basis
Information on mortality is provided through record linkage to the National Records of Scotland (NRS) register of deaths and information on migration is provided through record linkage to the Community Health Index (CHI) database.