Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

You can be referred to the service for treatment and monitoring of a current active infection of Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. 

If left untreated Hepatitis B or C can cause damage to your liver leading to an increased risk of liver damage or liver failure (this is where your liver stops working – the medical name for this is cirrhosis).   People with damaged livers are more at risk of needing a liver transplant or developing liver cancer. 

Hepatitis B is not currently curable but we can determine if treatment would reduce the level of virus (and thus damage), not everyone needs treatment straight away.

Treatment for Hepatitis C is usually well tolerated most people need 1 tablet a day for 8 to 12 Week with a 95% chance of clearing the virus.

Angela Sinkinson, Viral Hepatitis Nurse:

  • 07795 604 919
  • 01228 814143
  • ncm-tr.northcumbriaviralhepatitisteam@nhs.net