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News

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

Please check back regularly for further updates from the Inquiry. 

Most Recent News

  • 17 April 2019

    Inquiry publishes General Restriction Order

    During our hearings, individual witnesses’ statements will be published on our website after they have spoken.

    Some of the information in those statements will be redacted. We have today published a General Restriction Order (GRO) that explains why information may have been removed and what areas the information covered.

    There are four categories of redaction and a…

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  • 17 April 2019

    Inquiry publishes finance report

    We have today published our financial report which details the Inquiry’s annual position of expenditure for the 2018-19 financial year up to 30 March 2019.

     

    Inquiry Finance Report - March 2019, Pdf...

  • 16 April 2019

    Newsletter

    The third 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...

  • 1 April 2019

    Insight: How the hearings will work

    Public witness hearings for the Inquiry begin in April. To help those attending or interested in following proceedings we explain how the hearings will work below.

    Hearings begin in London on 30...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 21 February 2019

    Inquiry formally confirms appointment of expert group members

    We are today able to formally confirm the first 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 will help...

  • 14 February 2019

    Statement from the Chair of the Inquiry

    On 5 July 2018 I wrote to the relevant heads of the NHS in the UK to request that no documents, files or paperwork that may be of interest to the Inquiry be destroyed. I wrote again on 12 December...

  • 1 February 2019

    Newsletter

    The second 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...

  • 31 January 2019

    Inquiry outlines approach to criticisms of witnesses

    We have today published a further document in our ‘statements of approach’ series that details how we will notify witnesses or organisations that they are to be criticised either by other witnesses or...

  • 30 January 2019

    Inquiry makes demand for documents from Haemophilia Society

    The Inquiry is committed to openness and transparency. Where decisions are made by it which determine disputed legal rights, they will be published.

    The Inquiry has today published legal...

  • 28 January 2019

    Statement on the letter from Haemophilia Society

    At the start of the Infected Blood Inquiry the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, The Rt Hon David Lidington, gave me the assurance that the Inquiry would have at its disposal the financial...