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?
  • 7 November 2018

    Local meetings with the Inquiry team

    The Inquiry will be holding meetings for people affected throughout the UK in the first months of 2019, ahead of the public hearings starting at the end of April.

    The aim of these meetings is to update people on the work of the Inquiry and give people a chance to talk to the Inquiry team in a location convenient to where they live.

    We are planning…

  • 5 November 2018

    Insight: The work of the Inquiry - Paralegal team

    The largest group of Inquiry staff are paralegals. Some are law graduates who will subsequently go on to qualify as barristers or solicitors. Others are already qualified and have only recently entered practice or are yet to do so. Currently the Inquiry employs around 30 paralegals and this number will grow in the coming weeks.

    The Inquiry has large volumes of…

  • 18 October 2018

    Government statement on financial support, panel members and retention of records

    The Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington CBE MP, has today laid a written ministerial statement in the House of Commons regarding the work of the Inquiry following a letter from the Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff, earlier this week.

    Sir Brian had called for decisive action to be taken on the issue of financial support for people infected and affected.…

Events
  • Hearing

    Witness hearings

    Witness hearings from infected and affected people will begin on 30 April 2019 in London before moving around the UK. Further locations, dates and timings will be confirmed in due course.

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