News

News

Please see below for the latest news articles from the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Please check back regularly for further updates from the Inquiry. 

For media enquiries please contact the Senior Communications Adviser, David Carnell, on 07743 600 910 or email [email protected]

Most Recent News

  • 19 September 2019

    Sir Brian Langstaff writes to Public Health England

    Sir Brian Langstaff has written to the Chief Executive of Public Health England (PHE) to express his disappointment at the lack of attention paid in a recent PHE report into hepatitis infection through transfusion.

    The annual ‘Hepatitis C in England’ report failed to highlight this route of infection and instead mainly focused on the risks associated with drug users. 

News

  • 16 September 2019

    Change to dates for expert hearings

    We previously announced that we would begin taking evidence from some of the Inquiry’s appointed experts in November.

    The expert hearings will help place what we have already heard in a wider context...

  • 28 August 2019

    Further nominees for expert groups put forward

    Thirteen further people have been put forward to serve as part of the expert groups that are helping to inform our work.

    Their role is to openly advise the Chair to help him get to the truth of what...

  • 20 August 2019

    Newsletter

    The fifth 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...

  • 5 August 2019

    Inquiry confirms second round of appointments of expert group members

    We are today able to formally confirm the second round of appointments to the expert groups who will be providing advice to the Inquiry in a transparent and open way.

    Experts from a range of fields...

  • 26 July 2019

    Further dates announced for witness hearings

    We can now confirm the dates of the three weeks in London in October when further evidence from people infected and affected will be heard.

    The three weeks in October are:

    Tuesday 8 October to...

  • 15 July 2019

    Public hearings factsheet - Cardiff (23-26 July)

    We have published a factsheet to provide information for those attending the hearings in Cardiff between 23-26 July 2019.

     

    Cardiff hearings factsheet

  • 15 July 2019

    Timetable for public hearings 23-26 July 2019 (Cardiff)

    Timings are provisional and subject to change.

     

    Tuesday 23 July

     

    From 09:30 Registration. Tea and coffee available

    10:00 Witness 1 - Karisa Jones

    11:00 Break. Tea and coffee available

    11:30...

  • 27 June 2019

    Newsletter

    The fourth 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...

  • 24 June 2019

    Public hearings factsheet

    We have published a factsheet to provide information for those attending the hearings in Edinburgh between 2-11 July 2019.

     

    Edinburgh hearings factsheet

  • 24 June 2019

    Timetable for public hearings 2-5 and 8-11 July 2019 (Edinburgh)

    Timings are provisional and subject to change.

     

    Tuesday 2 July

     

    From 09:30 Registration. Tea and coffee available

    10:00 Witness 1 - Alison Bennett

    11:00 Break. Tea and coffee available

    11:30...

  • 5 June 2019

    Public hearings factsheet

    We have published a factsheet to provide information for those attending the hearings in Leeds between 11-21 June 2019.

     

    Leeds hearing factsheet

  • 5 June 2019

    Timetable for public hearings 11-14 June and 18-21 June 2019 (Leeds)

    Timings are provisional and subject to change.

     

    Tuesday 11 June 2019

     

    From 10:00 Registration. Tea and coffee available

    10:30 Witness 1 - John Cornes

    11:30 Break. Tea and coffee available

    12...