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Please see below the latest news articles from the Infected Blood Inquiry and check back regularly for further updates.

Most Recent News

  • 20 March 2020

    Further instruction letters for expert groups published

    We have today (Friday 20 March) published two further Supplemental Letters of Instruction, one to each of the hepatitis and psychosocial expert groups. These Letters contain additional questions raised during the expert hearings in February. The questions will be answered in a further report from the hepatitis group and in the supplemental report being prepared by the psychosocial group.

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  • 19 March 2020

    Inquiry files paperwork in judicial review

    A client of Collins Solicitors has issued judicial review proceedings against a decision of the Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff. We filed paperwork yesterday (18 March 2020) to the...

  • 17 March 2020

    Change to dates for next hearings

    We previously announced that the next Inquiry hearings would be in June and July 2020 when we would hear evidence from clinicians and others who can shed light on the policies and practices of...

  • 5 March 2020

    Sir Brian Langstaff calls for specialist psychological support across the UK

    Sir Brian Langstaff has repeated his call for specialist psychological support to be made available for people infected and affected by the use of infected blood and blood products. The Infected Blood...

  • 18 February 2020

    Newsletter

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

    You can view the newsletter below.

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  • 12 February 2020

    Timetable and factsheet for expert hearings

    We have published the timetable and factsheet to provide information for those attending the hearings in London on 24-28 February.

     

    Timetable for expert hearings 24 - 28 February 2020

    Factsh...

  • 4 February 2020

    Expert reports published

    We have today (4 February 2020) published four reports written by the Inquiry’s expert groups on: the psychosocial impact of infection with HIV, hepatitis C and other viruses; on hepatitis; on HIV...

  • 29 January 2020

    Intermediaries’ report published

    We have today (29 January 2019) published the report written by the Inquiry’s intermediaries. 

    Some people told the Inquiry that the stigma attached to their experiences meant they would have...

  • 23 December 2019

    Update on expert groups

    We have today (Monday 23 December) published one new and four supplementary Letters of Instruction for our expert groups.

    A new letter has been sent to the medical ethics group while the hepatitis...

  • 2 December 2019

    Newsletter

    The most recent edition 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...

  • 25 November 2019

    Local meetings with the Inquiry team

    The Inquiry will be holding local meetings for people infected and/or affected throughout the UK in the first months of 2020. The aim of these meetings is to update people on the work of the Inquiry...

  • 18 November 2019

    Inquiry round-up

    The three weeks hearing evidence from people infected and affected this autumn brought the total number of people who have given oral evidence to the Inquiry since April to 189.  The Inquiry has also...

  • 14 November 2019

    Judicial review process complete

    In September, five clients of Malcomson Law issued judicial review proceedings against the Chair of the Inquiry. This process has now come to an end.

    Four core participants were challenging the...