17 November 2021

Inquiry updates December hearings timetable


Following the cancellation of hearings during the week of 15 November, the Inquiry has made a number of changes to the December timetable. 

You can read the revised timetable here.

Dr Tony Napier (remote): Medical Director, Welsh Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1977-98) will now give evidence on Tuesday 30 November and Wednesday 1 December. 

Dr Colin Entwistle, Consultant Director, Oxford Blood Transfusion Centre (1980-95) will now give evidence on Monday 6 December. 

Dr Boulton and Dr Martlew, who were originally due to give evidence this week, will now give evidence in the New Year. The indicative dates for hearings from January to March 2022 are here and further details will be published soon.

If you have already registered to attend the hearings this week, the Inquiry will contact you to confirm whether you still intend to do so.

If you have not registered and would like to attend these hearings, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling 0808 169 1377.

The Inquiry will continue to facilitate the participation of everyone watching proceedings remotely by offering access to a live broadcast feed, in addition to the YouTube broadcast stream with a short time delay.

We ask anyone who is considering whether to attend in person to think carefully about the risks and benefits before registering.  Due to the continued risk from coronavirus, the number of Inquiry participants, recognised legal representatives and media who can attend is significantly lower than before the pandemic.