Infected Blood Inquiry

The Inquiry will examine why men, women and children in the UK were given infected blood and/or infected blood products; the impact on their families; how the authorities (including government) responded; the nature of any support provided following infection; questions of consent; and whether there was a cover-up.

The Inquiry has now begun its investigative work. The first stage is to obtain evidence and witness statements.
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If you’ve been affected or have any information we want to hear from you. 

Please get in touch with the Inquiry and talk to us.

Confidential psychological support from the Red Cross is available on 0800 458 9473

What's the latest news from the Inquiry?
  • 14 February 2019

    Statement from the Chair of the Inquiry

    On 5 July 2018 I wrote to the relevant heads of the NHS in the UK to request that no documents, files or paperwork that may be of interest to the Inquiry be destroyed. I wrote again on 12 December about the delays some people have been experiencing accessing medical records and asking for action.

    In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland the Inquiry’s request was circulated to all NHS…

  • 1 February 2019

    Newsletter

    The second issue of the Infected Blood Inquiry newsletter has now been published. This is designed to provide a short update on the work of the Inquiry. 

    Please click on the link below to view the full newsletter.

    Documents

    February Newsletter Issue 2

  • 31 January 2019

    Inquiry outlines approach to criticisms of witnesses

    We have today published a further document in our ‘statements of approach’ series that details how we will notify witnesses or organisations that they are to be criticised either by other witnesses or by the Inquiry itself in its final report.

    We have listened to concerns about ‘Maxwellisation’ and ‘Salmon letters’ in other inquiries.  These concerns include a lack of…

Events
  • Local meeting

    Local meeting for infected and affected people - 26 February - Liverpool

    The Inquiry team will be visiting Liverpool on the above date.

    If you would like to attend this meeting, please complete the event response form no later than one week before the event date.

    If you are registering for more than one person, please indicate this by applying (+1) in the event response form when providing us with your name.

    Once you have submitted the form…

  • Local meeting

    Local meeting for infected and affected people - 27 February - Manchester

    Registration to attend this meeting has now closed.

    If you have previously registered an interest in attending this meeting, you will have received further information of the event details.

    If you have not received further information or you would like to know more about this event, please contact us.

  • Local meeting

    Local meeting for infected and affected people - 28 February - Leeds

    The Inquiry team will be visiting Leeds on the above date and will be hosting a session at the following time:

    AM (11:00 - 13:00)

    If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact us no later than one week before the event date and state your full name.

    If you are registering for more than one person, please indicate this by confirming their full name.