I’m Ryan Buchanan, a specialist registrar doctor in liver disease and a PhD student. My research is paid for by something called the National Institute for Health Research (it’s the research arm of the NHS and here in our region I work for the bit of it called CLAHRC Wessex).
Just over a year ago I wrote an article describing how I was part of a project to improve the care for patients living with Hepatitis C on the Isle of Wight.
Continue reading Better care for Hepatitis C patients – but are we still missing 200 people? →
I’m Ryan Buchanan, a specialist registrar doctor in liver disease and a PhD student carrying out research for NIHR CLAHRC Wessex. My project is centred on Hepatitis C in the Isle of Wight community.
Hepatitis C is a virus, which unlike other viruses such as ‘flu’ or the common cold directly affects your liver. It is usually passed from person to person via blood and develops into a long lasting infection. The virus actually causes very few symptoms allowing it to hide within the body making people unaware they carry it.
Continue reading Are you 1 of the MISSING 200? – Tackling the Hepatitis C virus by Bicycle →
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