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 March 2019

    Register your interest in attending Inquiry hearings

    The Inquiry is holding hearings from 30 April in London, Belfast, Leeds, Edinburgh and Cardiff (dates can be found here) at which people infected and affected will give their personal testimony.

    Each day and week of these hearings will take the same approach, with three witnesses expected to give their testimony on each day (apart from the first day when two…

  • 13 March 2019

    Guidance on how witnesses will be questioned

    The public hearings for the Inquiry begin at the end of April and we have now published the guidance that outlines how witnesses will be questioned during the hearings.

    The Inquiry is not a trial and the hearings do not take place in a courtroom setting. Witnesses will not be repeating information in their witness statements and we expect that the vast majority of the…

  • 7 March 2019

    Insight: The work of the Inquiry - legal team

    The Inquiry has a large team of experienced lawyers who are working to ensure the Inquiry is meeting its terms of reference and abiding by its statutory obligations.

    Our lawyers have a range of backgrounds with some coming from the public sector and others from private practice with experience in clinical negligence or other areas of relevant law.

    One of the key tasks…

Events
  • Local meeting

    Local meeting for infected and affected people - 23 March - Perth

    The Inquiry team will be visiting Perth on the above date and will be co-hosting a session with Haemophilia Scotland and the Scottish Infected Blood Forum (SIBF). The meeting will take place at the Best Western Queens Hotel, Perth on Saturday 23 March from 13:30 - 16:00.

    If you would like to attend this meeting, please click on this Eventbrite link to register.

    Places will…

  • Local meeting

    Local meeting for infected and affected people - 26 March - Dungannon

    The Inquiry team will be visiting Dungannon on the above date and will be holding two sessions at the following times:

    AM (10:30 - 12:30) PM (13:30 - 15:30)

    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 and preferred time.

    If you are registering for more than one person, please indicate this by…

  • Local meeting

    Local meeting for infected and affected people - 29 March - Plymouth

    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.

    The Inquiries Act and Rules allow for the reasonable costs of…