In April 2013 local authorities will take responsibility for public health. This includes responsibility for improving awareness about hepatitis C and finding the tens of thousands of people who are living with the virus but are undiagnosed.
Please write to your local councillor to let them know what hepatitis C is and that it is a critical but often overlooked area of public health which must be addressed.
It will only take a few minutes to write a letter and it will have a significant impact.
You can write to your councillor by taking the following 3 easy steps:
- Find out your MPs’ contact details by typing in your postcode here
- Download our ‘draft councillor letter’ here
- Personalise the letter by adding:
• Your name and address
• The name and address of your MP
• Your personal experiences
Please let us know how you get on and send us a copy of your councillor’s response (email email@example.com or send it to Becky Hug, Policy and Parliamentary Adviser, The Hepatitis C Trust, 27 Crosby Row, London, SE1 3YD).
Thank you. Your action will make a real difference.