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?
  • 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.…

  • 17 October 2018

    Sir Brian Langstaff calls on government to take “decisive action” over financial support for infected and affected

    The Chair of the Infected Blood Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff, has written to the Cabinet Office drawing attention to the current financial support schemes that see infected and affected people across the UK paid widely varying amounts of financial assistance or having difficulty in accessing funds.

    In his letter to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington MP, Sir…

  • 11 October 2018

    Psychological support available until April 2019

    The confidential support service offered by the British Red Cross to anyone affected by treatment with infected blood or blood products is closing temporarily on 15th October. The service will resume on 2nd November and will then be available until April 2019.

    Telephone support can be accessed by calling 0800 458 9473 and 0203 417 0280 at these times: on Monday…

  • 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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