Public Hearings Timetable

The timings are provisional and subject to change.

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Week of 1 November

 

 

Tuesday 2 November

 

Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry relating to knowledge of and response to risk by pharmaceutical companies involved in blood products

 

Wednesday 3 November

 

Continued from Tuesday 2 November

Thursday 4 November

 

Christopher Bishop (remote): roles for Armour UK as follows: Products and Marketing Manager (1973-79), Sales & Marketing Manager (1979-81), Biologicals Division Manager (1981-87), Managing Director (1987-1993)

 

 

Week of 8 November

 

 

Tuesday 9 November

 

Presentations by Counsel to the Inquiry relating to the organisation and history of the blood services

 

Wednesday 10 November

 

Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry about Professor John Cash (deceased) including as Director of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Blood Transfusion Service (1975-79) and National Medical and Scientific Director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (1979-88)

Thursday 11 November

 

Presentations by Counsel to the Inquiry about the work of Professor John Cash (continued) and the work of Dr Harold Gunson (deceased) including as Director of the Manchester Regional Transfusion Centre (1980-88), Consultant Adviser in Blood Transfusion to the Chief Medical Officer (1981-94) and National Medical Director of the National Blood Authority (1993-94)

 

Friday 12 November

 

Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry about the work of Dr Harold Gunson (continued)

 

 

Week of 15 November

 

 

Tuesday 16 November

 

Dr Tony Napier (remote): Medical Director, Welsh Regional Blood Transfusion Service (1977-98)

 

Wednesday 17 November

 

Dr Tony Napier (remote): continued

Thursday 18 November

 

Presentation by Counsel to the Inquiry about the work of Dr Huw Lloyd as Director, Newcastle Regional Transfusion Centre (1988-95) 

 

Friday 19 November

 

Dr Vanessa Martlew (in person): Consultant Haematologist, North West Regional Transfusion Service (1984-88) and Consultant Haematologist and Director of the Mersey and North Wales Regional Transfusion Service (1988-95) and other roles

 

 

Indicative weeks for further hearings on Blood Services

  • Week of 29 November

  • Week of 6 December

  • Week of 13 December