Witness Hearings

The Inquiry will be holding its first public hearings, where people infected and affected will give oral evidence.

Each day and week of these hearings will take the same approach, with three witnesses expected to give their testimony on each day.

The Chair is selecting witnesses (further information here) to ensure that at each set of hearings evidence is given covering a range of conditions, sources of infection and time periods, to help get to the truth of what happened.

The Inquiry does not expect to publish the first schedule of witnesses giving oral evidence in London until April but can confirm that each day, and week, will be of equal importance. A list of witnesses for other venues will be published a few weeks ahead of those hearings

We expect that around 120 people will be able to give evidence during this phase of hearings. There will be further opportunities for people infected and affected to give oral evidence later in the Inquiry.

Please click on your preferred location and dates to register your interest in attending or contact us for more details.

Please note, expression of interest to attend does not guarantee your place at this point.


London (Fleetbank House) - 30 April-3 May, 7-10 May

Belfast (The International Convention Centre Belfast, formerly called The Waterfront Hall, 21 May-24 May 

London (Fleetbank House) - 4-7 June

Leeds (Crowne Plaza Hotel) - 11-14 June, 18-21 June

Edinburgh (Edinburgh International Conference Centre) - 2-5 July, 8-11 July

Cardiff (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) - 23-26 July

London (Fleetbank House) - 8-11 October, 15-18 October



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