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The Consultative Council on Hepatitis C

The Consultative Council on Hepatitis C was established in 1996 by means of the Consultative Council on Hepatitis C (Establishment) Order 1996 (S.I. No 339 of 1996) to advise and make recommendations to the Minister for Health on all aspects of Hepatitis C, on its own initiative or at the request of the Minister.

The Minister for Health has re-appointed the following members for a three year period from 21 December 2016 to 20 December 2019:

On the nomination of the Irish Kidney Association:

Mr Mike Kelly

Mr Kelly is a counsellor who has been working with the Irish Kidney Association since 2006. In 2000, after working in the mental health sector of the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, he established the renal counselling service at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts) and the London NHS Trust.

On the nomination of the Irish Haemophilia Society:

Mr Brian O’Mahony

Mr O’Mahony is the Chief Executive of the Irish Haemophilia Society. He represents the Society on the statutory National Haemophilia Council and he is the Vice Chair of the Haemophilia Product Selection and Monitoring Advisory Board. He previously served as Chair of the Irish Haemophilia Society for 17 years from 1987 to 2003 and as President of the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) for 10 years from1994 to 2004.

On the nomination of the Health Service Executive (HSE):

Ms Ger Kane (Chairperson)

Ms Ger Kane is the National Hepatitis C Co-ordinator in the HSE.

On the nomination of the Irish Haemophilia Society the Minister has appointed the following person with effect from 21 December 2016 to 20 December 2019:

Ms Deborah Greene

Ms Greene has worked for Irish Haemophilia Society (I.H.S.) since 2003. Ms Greene is the current Administrator having taken up this role in May 2009.  Ms Greene oversees the day to day running of the office including all event management, website & social media, staffing, support and services to members, and is editor of I.H.S. publications.  Ms Greene is a member of the Irish Haemostasis Research Foundation and is also involved with the World Federation of Haemophilia Twinning Programme.