The final appraisal from NICE for NHS England is due this coming November, then it will probably take 3 months from that date. Then it will be up to the NHS commissioners and local hospitals. There will be waiting lists, so I believe the triple sofo/Interf/Riba may well be offered to many who don't wish to wait. Some have been told waiting list is 2 years already. I guess it will depend on your post code. I know someone with cirrhosis who has not yet started treatment, all those patients are supposed to have started treatment by now. Unbelievably, there are people being offered the old triple here in England! As for me, I was mainly talking about my initial feeling when first diagnosed and in response to Nadia's comment above. Lasts bloods showed 'strong auto-immune response' - I need to do what I have to do if treatment isn't forthcoming and have other health issues I believe are caused by the virus., even then, if all goes well NHS England will only offer 8 weeks Harvoni. I guess the logic is many will clear and it'll be cheaper to re-treat the 6% or so that may fail. We are waiting to see what NICE say, but in reality, it will be down to individual hospital budgets and where you are on the list. So we have to wait for NICE then see our consultants for adise in our area, I don't think there will be identical treatment options in every region. Hope I'm wrong, but that's what I've deducted from a variety of articles, videos and professional opinions, you know? Things are different in Scotland and Wales. Scotland have officially got rid of Interferon treatment for GT1s. Go Scotland !
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC