Public Hearings Timetable

The timings are provisional and subject to change.

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January and February 2022 hearings are being held remotely

All dates below will be streamed live via the Inquiry YouTube channel which you can view here

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Week of 24 January

Tuesday 25 January

 

Dr Bill Wagstaff (remote): Director, Sheffield Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1974-95) and Director, Northern Zone of the National Blood Service (1995-98) and other roles

 

Wednesday 26 January

 

Professor John Barbara (remote): Head, Microbiology for the North London Blood Transfusion Centre (1974-95) and Lead Scientist in Microbiology for the London & South East Zone of the National Blood Service (1996-2000) and Microbiology Consultant to the National Blood Authority (2000-11)

 

Thursday 27 January

 

Dr Brian McClelland (remote): Director, Edinburgh and South East Scotland Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1977-2001) and Medical Consultant, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (2001 onwards)

 

Friday 28 January

 

Dr Brian McClelland (remote): continued

 

 

Week of 31 January

Tuesday 1 February

 

Dr William Morris McClelland (remote): Deputy Director (1978-80), Director (1980-94), Medical Director and Chief Executive (1994-2009) of the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service

 

Wednesday 2 February

 

Dr William Morris McClelland (remote): continued

 

Thursday 3 February
 
 
 
Dr Gamal Gabra (remote): Consultant Haematologist, Glasgow and West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1980-88) and Consultant Haematologist, Birmingham Regional Transfusion Centre (1992-2002) and other roles
 
 
 

Friday 4 February

 

Dr Frank Boulton (remote): Deputy Director, Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region Blood Transfusion Service (1982-90) and Medical Director, Wessex Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1990-95) and Consultant Haematologist, Wessex Regional Transfusion Centre of the National Blood Service (1995-2006)

 

 

Week of 7 February

Tuesday 8 February

 

10:00-12:00: Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry about the Wessex Regional Blood Transfusion Centre

13:00-17:30: Dr Huw Lloyd (remote from Canada): Consultant Haematologist (1987-88) and Medical Director (1988-95), Northern Region Blood Transfusion Centre 

 

Wednesday 9 February

 

10:00-12:00: Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry about the Yorkshire Regional Blood Transfusion Centre

13:00-17:30: Dr Huw Lloyd (remote from Canada): continued

 

Thursday 10 February

 

13:00-17:30: Dr Huw Lloyd (remote from Canada): continued

 

Friday 11 February

 

Dr Stanley Dempsey (remote): Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (1980-2008)

 

 

Indicative weeks for hearings on blood transfusion policy and practice

  • Week of 21 February

  • Week of 28 February

 

Indicative weeks for hearings on self-sufficiency and domestic production by the Blood Products Laboratory (BPL) and Protein Fractionation Centre (PFC)

  • Week of 14 March

  • Week of 21 March

  • Week of 28 March