Community pharmacy will be making a contribution to the elimination of a disease that causes liver problems amongst some disadvantaged groups in the UK.
Andrew Radley is a consultant pharmacist in public health who was recently a member of a successful team who managed to eradicate hepatitis C in NHS Tayside.
The long-term trusting relationship with community pharmacy staff and the on-going reason to attend the pharmacy were key factors in this success.
A new approach to treating people with hepatitis C in Tayside has seen the region become the first in the world to effectively eliminate the virus.
Detection rates for hepatitis C have fallen to their lowest level in decades despite estimates suggesting nearly 10,000 Scots are living with the condition undiagnosed.